Lizzy Martinez's 'Bracott': Florida high school student calls for protest

Posted: 7:05 AM, Apr 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-16 15:26:40Z
Florida high school student calls for 'bracott'
Florida high school student calls for 'bracott'

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — 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's "Bracott" will 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.