High Schooler Reprimanded For Going Braless Stages Protest Is Our New Official Hero
Some of us don't fully comprehend the joys of braless freedom until later in life, but a Montana high school student who was reprimanded for going braless is already on it. Kaitlyn Juvik had been going to school braless for over a year, because, as she told People magazine, "I feel suffocated wearing a bra." It never caused a problem, until just a few days before graduation, on May 25, when she got called into the principal's office for a supposed dress code violation. Juvik was wearing a baggy, off-the-shoulder black top, in her typical braless state — and she had even gone to the trouble of wearing nipple stickers underneath it, just to be safe.
"I was told that a male teacher had complained he was uncomfortable because I wasn't wearing a bra, and I was told to find something to cover up with," she told People. "When I left the office, I was so upset that I posted a picture of what I was wearing on Facebook, telling everyone, 'If any of you are curious, this is the shirt I was wearing when I was called out.' I most definitely wasn't wearing anything against the dress code."
Luckily, Juvik is one woke lady and immediately saw how unfairly she was being treated. After the incident, a classmate of hers started a Facebook page in her honor called "No Bra, No Problem," and dubbed her "Kaitlyn the Braless Warrior."
On May 31, Helena High School students staged a protest in her honor, in which the female students all went braless, and the male students wore bras over their shirts. (Presumably, everyone dressed normally for school, and then the girls let the boys borrow their bras? That's how it'd play out in the zany teen comedy flick, anyway.) A parent subsequently filed a complaint about the protest; thankfully, the police responded by saying that bralessness is not a criminal offense, which, like, who thought the police would turn out to be heroes in this story?
Juvik has gained widespread attention for her actions, and, needless to say, it has the school pretty flustered. Sadly, the school principal Steve Thennis told People that Juvik had "created a manufactured crisis," adding, "I'm done talking about it other than to say this wasn't the mass protest that everybody has made it out to be. Kaitlyn can continue to tell her side of the story, but I've spent enough time on this."
We hope she does just that.
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