Writer says student’s T-shirt has no place at college

April 13, 2012 Letters to the Editor Print Print
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To the editor:

Although I have always respected OCCC’s dress code and the freedom it allows, a fellow student’s wardrobe of choice has left me reconsidering.

This week, I noticed a young man strolling around campus in a T-shirt that read “Yes, I am staring at your titties” in big, bold print.

To say I was appalled was an understatement.

That has absolutely no place in a learning environment. I don’t care if your T-shirts make political or religious statements, or even sport the occasional “f-bomb” or marijuana leaf here and there.

But to wear such a blatant, sexist obscenity is unacceptable and makes the college look downright trashy.

I cannot imagine the embarrassment a female professor would have felt instructing a young man wearing such a shirt in class, or how degraded a female classmate would feel sitting next to him.

No one should have to feel that way because of someone’s poor clothing choices and a college’s too-loose policy on what is decreed appropriate dress.

Thank you very much for your time.

—Blake Williams

EMS Major

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