Last month, a female high school senior at Helena High School in Montana was called into the vice principal's office for a "dress code violation." The violation, however...let's just say it "lacked support."
Meet Kaitlyn Juvik, AKA "The Braless Warrior." This is the shirt she wore the day she was called into the vice principal's office for a "dress code violation." It's not showing too much skin. It's not see-through. It's not sleeveless. So, what's the problem?
When asked what the problem was with Kaitlyn's outfit, Principal Steve Thennis said someone at the school was uncomfortable with the way Juvik was dressed. So she was asked to cover up or put on a bra.
So Kaitlyn did what any strong, well-rounded woman would do. She staged a protest at her school. Girls went braless for days, and guys at the school paraded around with bras over their shirts to also show their "support."
"The fact that I was told it makes people uncomfortable offended me because it's my body," Juvik told MTN during a gathering outside the school on Friday. "It is my natural body and I'm not sure why that is uncomfortable to somebody."
Juvik's mom, Tami posted the following comment on the Facebook page of the news station, KXLH:
"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. 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!"