Wear a miniskirt, spark a riot

via Jezebel

[Trigger warning]

Holy.  Shit.  I don’t get shaken easily, but watching this actually made my heart race.  This woman must have been terrified:

October 22, tourism student Geisy Arruda showed up to class at Uniban, near Sao Paolo, wearing a pink minidress and “heavy makeup,” which apparently prompted her fellow students to go completely insane. Two hundred of them gathered outside her classroom to gawk at her, and when she left to go to the bathroom, men followed, physically fighting with her and trying to take cell phone pictures between her legs. A professor then tried to hide her in another classroom, but 700 students massed outside, shouting, “Let her out Professor, we want to rape her.” As she finally left, escorted by police, some students took videos, including the one above, where you can hear chants of “puta” or “whore.”

Arruda has since been expelled, since she’s obviously the one who asked for it.

WTF is wrong with people??!


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4 Responses to Wear a miniskirt, spark a riot

  1. C says:

    What the fuck. This doesn’t even make sense to me. Why the hell would this ever happen? When I was in school many girls dressed in way more revealing things than that every day. Weird and horrible.

  2. prof susurro says:

    they announced today that she can come back to school and the expulsion will be erased from her record. However, the school also stated “certain safe guards have to be in place” & I’m really not sure what that means since the first response was victim blaming.

  3. Melissa says:

    I would be terrified to go back to that school if I were her. There is no way I’d set foot on that campus again.

  4. prof susurro says:

    looks like she was prepared to sue to get back into school & that’s why they caved. I worry abt her safety as well, but I commend her bravery in refusing to be shoved out over a skirt.

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