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Student expelled after wearing mini-dress

November 9, 2009

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— A Brazilian university has expelled a woman who was heckled by hundreds of fellow students for wearing a short, pink dress to class — accusing her Sunday of immorality.

The private Bandeirante University in Sao Bernardo do Campo, outside Sao Paulo, said Geisy Arruda, 20, disrespected “ethical principles, academic dignity and morality.”

Bandeirante University published newspaper advertisements Sunday accusing Arruda of attending class with “inadequate clothing.”

Arruda made headlines after the Oct. 22 incident, in which she had to be escorted away by police after wearing the mini-dress to class. She put on a professor’s white coat and left amid a hail of insults and curses.

The university said it was also temporarily suspending some of the students who were seen heckling Arruda in a video of the incident that appeared on Youtube.

Brazil’s national student union released a statement Sunday saying it was against the decision to expel Arruda, and Brazil’s top official for women’s policy, Nilcea Freire, told the official Agencia Brasil news service that the decision showed “intolerance and discrimination.”

Comments

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 5 months ago

I think it is a cute outfit. I see a lot of girls at KU wearing skirts and shorts that short. Thanks for the link, Roe. I am a grandmother and would not be the least bit upset if my granddaughter wore this. The article stresses that Brazil is a Roman Catholic country and therefore very modest. Bollux! I have saw girls at mass wearing clothes like that and as far as I know, no one objected. This is just plain silly.

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