This Giant Protest Started Because of a Bra
Dress codes have existed at schools for decades, that is a fact. But the question of whether they are good and useful or not have been discussed a ton in the recent little while. And in most people’s eyes, they see it one of two ways with a very little grey area.
Some believe that young women should keep themselves covered up at school as not to distract while others believe that girls shouldn’t be having to do that and that boys should be taught not to see girls like objects. And these days, it seems these sides debate each other about this issue all the time.
But the fact is, girls get called out for what they wear so often and boys just don’t suffer the same fate and don’t deal with this. Take the recent example of 18-year-old Kaitlyn Juvik. Juvik is a regular 18-year-old senior and on one day, she was called into the vice principal’s office.
But this wasn’t because she was misbehaving or had a call from a parent, it was because she had decided not to wear a bra that day, just like she had for the past year. The vice principal had sent her home to change as her lack of a bra was said to be making some people uncomfortable.
But instead of just doing as she was told without question (like so many others in her spot do), she decided to stand up and send a message and soon she would have hundreds of thousands of people rallying to support her.
She and her friends decided to create a facebook group called No Bra, No Problem in support. In addition to this, 300 of Kaitlyn’s classmate’s went bra-less to show their support for the unfairness she experienced.
They hope to send a message about how much more strict these female codes are than their male counterparts. They feel that the original request wasn’t just, as what Kaitlyn was wearing did not go against the dress code.
Some men even took part in support and actually wore bras to school on certain days. There is no doubting everyone is working together for a more fair and just system and it is refreshing to see so many of her classmates stick to her side. The story got a ton of publicity and here’s hoping all that publicity will actually make some changes to the old system and way things used to be.
Education, in this case, is more important. If we tell boys from an early age that it isn’t okay to treat girls as sexual objects, we wouldn’t have these problems of them being distracted by females. Why should girls have to be sent home and miss out on their education because guys can’t keep their eyes on their work? It truly is a backwards and archaic system that isn’t fair to women and hopefully it changes soon.