A woman has caused controversy online after airing her frustration about wearing a bra to work.
Taking to global parenting and lifestyle forum Netmums, she posed the question: 'Can I get in trouble for not wearing a bra at work?'.
The post divided opinion with a plethora of users offering both supportive advice and criticism in response.
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'Not sure where to post this but…in 2018, would I get in bother if I didn't wear a bra to work?
'I just find them uncomfortable and I think everyone is well aware that people have nipples,' she continued, adding she is not foregoing underwear for attention but because she feels women shouldn't be 'forced to wear' a bra.
'I shouldn't have to wear something just because it will make people feel less uncomfortable or to stop men looking – does anyone else agree?
'Or am I a hippy that wishes to burn all bras?'
A number of forum members assured the poster she could not be reprimanded for going bra-free, saying 'It's your choice'.
'The only difference between women and men is ours have a higher fat percentage and can produce milk – it's not fair that men can show their nipples off no problem!' One woman said.
'I never wear a bra and I don't give a s**t who care – it's my body, my life, and I will do what I want. I see men's nipples all the time and they're not always pretty!'
Some commented suggesting the woman should wear a soft vest top or wire-free sports bra instead of traditional bras if comfort is the main issue.
But others deemed the move 'completely inappropriate' for work environments.
'I don't think it's right to think [that] it's no big thing seeing someone's nipples just because we all have them – where would it end?
'You could have naturists or nudists in the workplace wanting to cut about in the scud using the same reasoning.'
One skeptical user asked: 'How uncomfortable could you possibly find a bra? Maybe you should need to invest in a more comfortable one?'
'The fact you are asking here suggests you may have already gone beyond what your employer might find acceptable in their workplace,' one user replied.
A number of users penned strongly worded responses, referencing the current social climate of high-level political correctness.
'Women can't have it all ways. Walking around hanging out and [being] offended when men look, but then also [being] offended when they don't get attention they actually want – soon we will expect men to walk around with their eyes closed in case we feel judged!,' one female user wrote.
Men also waded into the debate, with one saying: 'As a bloke who loves breasts, I say wear one please – you would be getting blokes into trouble through no fault of their own (sic). Remain professional at work.'
Read more: Can i get in trouble for not wearing a bra at work? - Netmums Chat