Society

School Sends Student Brianna Demato Home for Wearing 'I Enjoy Vagina' Shirt

| by Michael Allen

Newtown High School, in Queens, New York, recently sent bisexual female student Brianna Demato home for wearing a shirt that reads: “I enjoy vagina.”

Demato told the NY Daily News: "It’s hypocritical. They use the word in class, why can’t I, on a shirt?"

Apparently, Demato has gotten away with the wearing the shirt in the past, but was given an ultimatum when the school's dean saw her wearing the controversial clothing at lunch. Demato was told to either change or leave, so she left the school under escort.

Brianna’s mom, Cathy Demato, told the NY Daily News: "They’re discriminating against Brianna. They pulled her out of class for nothing. She’s not hurting anyone. It’s her right to wear that shirt."

The school said Brianna could study at home, or wear a different a shirt and go to school.

In response, Cathy Demato said: "[Wednesday] she’s wearing a shirt that says ‘I’m the B---h From Down the Block.' The message is, she can wear whatever she wants.”

A classmate of Demato’s told the NY Daily News: "I wouldn’t want my kids wearing a shirt like that. Go to the gay parade like that. Don’t go to school like that."