A Florida high school student is charging that she was wrongly humiliated by school administrators over going bra-less to class, just because she is a girl, going the full discrimination protest route. And she’s getting a lot of help in her gender-ized victimhood from her mother.
The incident came about when the 17-year-old female Braden River High School student, in Bradenton, Fla., 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 told her to put a T-shirt on under her loose shirt. But the female administrator thought the girl’s nipples remained too prominent. The administrator sent the girl to the nurse’s office to put four band-aids on to “X out her nipples.”
This was a moment of understandable humiliation and consternation for the student, but did not result in a self-reflection on personal choices. It quickly turned to self-righteous indignation and, of course, victimhood. She was trained well along the way that her actions did not result in consequences, but that she was the victim of the patriarchy.
“I felt very attacked because of my gender,” the girl told the local newspaper.
It’s not like she was a teen girl in a class with hormone-raging teen boys making a clear display of herself in a way guaranteed to…distract boys in the class. At that age, she probably distracted girls, too, albeit in a different way.
The girl comes by her gender victimhood honestly. A lot of the response seems driven by her mother, who has been all over school officials for their actions, rather than helping her daughter learn how to function in society.
Her mother told the local newspaper that the district’s policy is sexist and administrators need to prove intent when determining if a student’s outfit is vulgar. Intent? So if a student showed up naked to school but with no intent to be vulgar — maybe it’s art or maybe its a protest — then they should not be in violation of dress code?
“We should not treat a girl like this because of where her fat cells decided to distribute genetically,” the mother said. Fat cells have decision-making powers?
There’s not a lot of clear thinking going on here. But don’t think the district is not worried. Because these are the times in which we live.
The school district’s lawyer, Mitch Teitelbaum, said the incident should have been handled better — without saying how exactly — but that the decision to ask the girl to adjust her clothing was correct. “It is undisputed that this matter should have been handled differently at the school level, and corrective measures have been taken to prevent a re-occurrence in the way these matters will be addressed in the future,” Teitelbaum said.
Teitelbaum said the girl was in violation of the dress code in the student code of conduct prohibiting students from “wearing clothes that expose underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or attire that disrupts the orderly learning environment.”
There is nothing specific about girls wearing bras. But then, it was probably written at a time when a certain amount of common sense and decency prevailed. Again, not these times.
“You would not ask this kind of stuff of a male,” the girl’s mother protested. “If a male was wearing basketball shorts, and somebody thought they could see his package, you would never ask him to stand up and move around.”
Actually, I seriously doubt that. Quite sure that student would be asked to adjust his clothing. That’s actually indecent exposure, which is against the law. But again, thoughtful common sense is not at the forefront here.
The aggrieved girl is now going full-scale protest by — you guessed — not wearing bras to school anymore. She tweeted out her intent with “Stop sexualizing my body @piratenationhs.” That was after she tweeted “…My school basically told me that boys’ education is far more important than mine and I should be ashamed of my body.” And, importantly, that was after she re-tweeted in March a tweet stating: “i f**king hate this country.”
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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