The big “Bracott” bra boycott was a big dud — at least as far as student participation in the supposed civil rights violation of the Florida high school girl who had her nipples X’d out with bandages because her bra-less attire was…distracting other students in class.
But the district and all Florida schools may have a bigger problem as the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is looking at suing the district, which is already struggling to find money to put deputies in every school after the Parkland shootings.
The bra boycott was organized by the girl, her gender-centric victimhood mom and a few other activist-oriented students protesting school administrators holding boys and girls to different standards in the school’s dress code. The “protest” urged all the girls to go bra-free in solidarity against…the patriarchy or something.
“They should feel ashamed for slut-shaming that girl for not wearing a bra,” said Isabella Ayer, a student who participated in the protest. Another female student, who wanted to remain anonymous, wore a shirt that stated, “Do my nipples offend you?”
But the school stood firm and said any violations of the school dress code would be met with disciplinary actions. And it turns out when the adults act like adults and do not indulge kids in uninformed grandstanding, things don’t go all haywire. Apparently the level of “civil rights violations” did not strike most of the other high school girls as warranting the risk of discipline. Nothing of subtance happened. There were no dress code disciplinary actions.
“It was a completely uneventful day,” said District spokesman Mike Barber.
Well, not quite. It may have been uneventful as far as the protest goes. But something eventful is bubbling.
The ACLU of Florida is investigating suing the school and the district, said Nancy Abudu, the legal director. “The ACLU is carefully investigating what happened in terms of the policy the school has enforced, and we have been in touch with the family,” Abudu told the Tampa Bay Times’ Gradebook Podcast.
That’s just a terrific way for the school district to have to spend money, defending itself from spurious lawsuits by progressive activists within the ACLU. The district, like others in Florida, is already seeking ways to harden schools and provide law enforcement officers in each school at the cost of millions of dollars that had not been budgeted.
Liberal Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, a former board member for the national ACLU who did not vote for Trump, has had an epiphany about the organization. He wrote in The Hill: “…over the last several years it has turned from being a neutral civil liberties organization to a left-wing, agenda-driven lobby group…Now, since the election of President Trump, it has sunk to a new low, becoming a cheerleader for the violation of the civil liberties of those on the other side of the political spectrum.”
This has been true of the ACLU for longer than the last several years. But it is gratifying to see someone of Dershowitz’s stature acknowledge it.
The original incident came about two weeks ago when the 17-year-old female Braden River High School student went to school in a loose top without a bra. Her teacher notified school administrators that the revealing outfit was being a distraction in class and administrators determined it to be a violation of the school’s dress code and told her to put a T-shirt on under her loose shirt. But the female administrator thought the girl’s nipples remained too prominent and sent the girl to the nurse’s office to put four band-aids on to “X out her nipples.”
The girl’s story went viral internationally — and The Revolutionary Act was one of the first to report on the girl turning her embarrassment into a civil rights crusade.
We’ll continue to watch what the ACLU does here and what it costs the district.
Rod Thomson is an author, TV talking head and former journalist, and is Founder of The Revolutionary Act. Rod is co-host of Right Talk America With Julio and Rod on the Salem Radio Network.
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