- Associated Press - Monday, April 16, 2018

BRADENTON, Fla. — A Florida high school student who triggered an international discussion on whether women should have to wear bras is mobilizing girls to go braless to protest dress codes she says are unfairly strict for girls.

The Bradenton Herald reports Lizzy Martinez’ “Bracott” was set to take place at Braden River High on Monday, according to Twitter posts from her account. Martinez is encouraging her female classmates to arrive to school braless to send a message to school administrators that requiring the undergarment is sexist.

On April 2, Martinez didn’t wear a bra and said school administrators told her to cover her nipples because they were distracting her classmates. The dress code doesn’t specifically address bras.

A district spokesman declined to comment. It isn’t clear how the district will respond if several students participate in the protest.

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