American high schools have been consistently hitting the headlines because of their misogynistic dress policies. Countless schools up and down the country have been called out by female students who have been unreasonably attacked for their choice of attire.
The latest school to be added to this list is Manatee High School in Brandeton, Florida, where 17-year-old Lizzy Martinez was asked to cover her nipples with band-aids after failing to wear a bra under what is by all reasonable standards a relatively heavy jumper.
In the video below, she explains exactly what happened:
Taking to Twitter after the event, Martinez wrote, “I decided not to wear a bra today and got pulled out of class bc one of my teachers complained that it was a ‘distraction to boys in my class.’ My school basically told me that boys’ education is far more important than mine and I should be ashamed of my body.”
The 17-year-old also revealed that she was so traumatized by the incident that she was reduced to tears.
Martinez is pictured above in the loose-fitting Calvin Klein that was reportedly causing such a big distraction.