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School Says Teen's Breasts Are Visible Through Shirt, But She Disagrees - Who Is Right?

An ongoing protest at Helena School is attracting national attention after male students began wearing bras in support of a female student who was given a dress violation for not wearing one. The student in question, Kaitlyn Juvik, had come to school in a long black shirt and had not even considered that anyone would find her outfit offensive.

“What I was confronted about was wrong ... As long as nothing is showing and you’re covered up, girls should not have to wear a bra,” Juvik said during an interview with MTN News.

The incident began when Juvik, a senior student, was called into the school office and scolded for not wearing a bra. The school principal, Steve Thennis, told her that a teacher in the school had informed him her outfit was making him uncomfortable.

“I’m not going to check student’s undergarments,” Thennis told MTN. “We are going to ask them to dress appropriately and if we feel it is inappropriate, male or female, we are going to ask them to cover up.”

However, Thennis’ Jurassic-era views about women’s bodies aren’t going down well in the local community. “The fact that I was told it makes people uncomfortable offended me because it’s my body,” Juvik said at a school gathering.

“It is my natural body and I’m not sure why that is uncomfortable to somebody.”

In fact, after reading through the Helena Student Handbook, Juvik discovered that there isn’t actually a rule that specifies students must wear undergarments. Since this discovery, students have created the Facebook page ‘No Bra, No Problem’, with dozens of posts slamming school administrators and their roaming eyes.

Tami, Juvik’s mom, even commented on the story after local media outlets, like KXLH, started reporting on the incident:

"I stand behind my daughter 100%! I am very proud of the point she is trying to make and the movement that she and her friends have created."

"This movement is not just about wearing/not wearing a bra. Our daughters are body shamed and sexualized on a daily basis."

"We need to teach them to be comfortable in their own skin and not feel like they have to hide under their clothes," she said.

She continued, "The schools have bigger fish to fry than worrying about whether or not my daughter is wearing a bra! Ask your daughters if they wear a bra on a regular basis, I think you will be surprised by the answer!"

In an emotional Facebook post, Juvik has uploaded a photo of the outfit she was wearing on the day she received a uniform violation, writing:

“If anyone is curious. THIS is the shirt I was wearing when I was called out!!!"

She continues, "not see through, not inappropriate and you definitely cannot tell I’m not wearing a bra unless you’re looking VERY hard! I was most definitely not wearing anything that was against the dress code!!”

Luckily Juvik’s post has received an outpouring of support from the community and student body.

‘You go girl!!” commented Katie Jagoda.

Another Facebook user, Hailey Barret, had a longer message of support, writing: "Side note: your eyebrows are on point! Keep standing up for what you believe in, ladies."

She said, "Know that you have support from women all over the place, not just Helena."

Source: KRTV
Photo: Scribol, Pagez

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