Whether dress codes are appropriate or not has been a long time debate in schools and universities. Female students are asked to wear “appropriate” clothes to avoid “distracting” their fellow male students. But this senior college student had enough of following dress codes and chose to strip down in front of her entire class.
During the trial run of her presentation, Ivy League student Letitia Chai was pushed to the edge after her professor “offensively” commented on her clothing of choice.
On her Facebook post, Letitia wrote, “The first thing that the professor said to me was “is that really what you would wear?” She, a white woman, continued: “Your shorts are too short”.
Letitia then said that the professor also told her that she was inviting “male gaze”, something the student did not appreciate.
Being the daughter of a feminist, she then went on to prove that her clothing has nothing to do with the presentation. She took off her shorts and shirt and continued the presentation wearing nothing but her underwear.
“She said I was making a statement by wearing my outfit. I told her that I sure as hell wouldn’t change my statement to make her or anyone else feel more comfortable,” she added.
The professor has then denied the accusation and said that she does not tell her students “what to wear” or “define for them what constitutes appropriate dress”.
Some students in the class also said that Letitia’s side of the story wasn’t entirely true to what happened and that the professor had apologized repeatedly.