Nipplegate 2.0 in 2018 features 17 year old high school student Lizzy Martinez, who chose to go to school without a bra because of a bad sunburn. According to Insider, Martinez was sent to the Dean's office where she was instructed to place bandaids over her nipples because they were distracting to male classmates. She was later asked (by the Dean) to jump and down to make sure there was no bouncing.
The teen took to social media to say this:
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. @Manateeschools :)— liz (@lizzymartineez) April 2, 2018
And her mother as well, who was quite outraged:
The school, on the other hand, says that Martinez violated the school dress code, which states:
"You are expected to dress appropriately for school... If your personal attire... distracts the attention of other students or teachers from their school work... you will be required to make necessary alterations to such attire or you may be assigned to In-School Suspension... You are additionally prohibited from wearing clothes that expose underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or attire that disrupts the orderly learning environment."
What do you think-- was she violating the school dress code, should this have been handled differently or is this a gender issue?