Here’s a video of Brazilian student being escorted off her uni campus (she’s since been re-instated). (If you’re so inclined, CNN has an interview which gives some alternative angles.) It’s been top of most viewed and read lists in South America for a week, and is now spreading further online.
And here are some of the issues it’s raising for you…
Was the university right to object to her dress?
Should women dress more modestly when at work or university? In fact, does the same apply to men as well?
Are any restrictions on clothing at university contrary to the spirit of education?
is the part of a broader problem where ‘sexy’ clothing is worn far too often?
And what do you make of so many 100s of students encouraging the authorities to get her off campus?
Brazil’s Minister for Women’s Rights called the action against the student “total intolerance and discrimination”. There were some protests on campus supporting Geisy – but also some against her (this report shows both).