Kaitlyn Juvik, a senior at Helena High School in Montana, went to school in May without a bra underneath her black, off-the-shoulder tee, though she was wearing nipple stickers to prevent them from showing through the material of her t-shirt.
According to Principal Steve Thennis, Kaitlyn was advised to cover up or wear a bra after someone in the school building complained that the way she was dressed made them “uncomfortable.” The requirement that students wear bras is not stated in the Helena High School handbook.
He told KRTV, “I’m not going to check pupils’ underwear.” We’re going to tell them to dress appropriately, and whether it’s a man or a woman, we’re going to tell them to cover up if it’s not acceptable.
There is no justification, in Kaitlyn’s opinion, for requiring students to wear bras to class. Because it’s my body, I took offence when I was told that it made people uncomfortable, Kaitlyn said to MTN. I’m not sure why someone would find my natural body uncomfortable.
The “No Bra, No Problem” Facebook group was started by Kaitlyn and two of her pals. Fighting “discrimination in schools” and “focusing on the right for girls to go braless” are the group’s two main goals. The club has more than 300 new members.