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Teen Girl Shocked When School Officials Made Her Put Band-Aids On Her Nipples

Schools have a dress code for a reason. The codes are generally meant to avoid drama and distractions in the classroom. Let's face it-- kids like to experiment with fashions when they're trying to find themselves, and are known to go a bit over the top if given free reign.

It makes sense, then, to have at least some restrictions, and it's important for the faculty and staff to enforce the rules in a fair and reasonable way.

Sometimes, however, it's the adults who can go a bit overboard when it comes to enforcing the rules. In one case, a teen says that her teachers and school administrators humiliated her by trying to get her to cover her nipples with band-aids.

Lizzy Martinez showed up to school one day without wearing a bra. The 17-year-old student had nearly sailed through the whole day without her undergarment, but in fifth period she was pulled out of class and sent to the dean's office. She told Buzzfeed News that she was told that her unsupported breasts were 'distracting' to the boys.

“They had me put on a second shirt and then stand up and, like, move and jump around to see how much my breasts moved,” Martinez said. “I was mortified.”

When the administrators were still unsatisfied, they sent her to the nurse's office. The nurse handed the young girl four band aids and instructed her to place them over her nipples.

Martinez can't believe how the school was so worried about a boy getting distracted if he happened to catch a glimpse of a little boob jiggle, but they weren't at all worried about keeping her out of class and embarrassing her.

Martinez went on Twitter to talk about the ordeal.

"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," she wrote.

Martinez complains that her shirt was completely appropriate; if it had been worn by a boy or a girl with smaller breasts it wouldn't have been an issue.

After she tried to complain on the school's Twitter feed, the school blocked her.

The problem was reported to the school district's general counsel. Mitchell Teitelbaum told NBC News that he agrees that the situation was poorly handled by the school that day.

“This matter was brought to the attention of the Superintendent’s Office for review,” he said. “It is undisputed that this matter should have been handled differently at the school level and corrective measures have been taken to prevent a reoccurrence in the way these matters will be addressed in the future.”

The sad part is, Martinez wasn't actually violating the school dress code. Nowhere in the dress code does it require girls to wear a bra.

Many women are starting to get frustrated with girls being to feel self-conscious and apologetic for having breasts. The real issue, they say, is that boys have to accept that females have breasts and learn to control themselves around them.

"Ridiculous that in 2018 girls get pulled out of class for boys laughing at hard nipples... teach boys to be respectful of women’s bodies. If the boys were staring at her call them out! Nipples are not sex organs, they’re just nipples! When will schools stop sexualizing girls?!?" said one person on Twitter.

"The teacher and dean made it a bigger deal than the students themselves. Not to mention, their education was disrupted the moment she was called down to the dean’s office. Not only did they take away from Lizzy’s education, but the rest of the students as well! Was it worth it?" noted another Twitter user.

Source: Scarry Mommy
Photos: Bradenton,

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