Skip to comments.Student presents thesis in underwear after professor says her 'shorts are too short'
Posted on 05/13/2018 4:13:37 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000
A student has stripped down to her bra and underwear during her thesis presentation in protest against her professor's comments that her choice of clothing was inappropriate.
Letitia Chai, a senior student at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, took off her clothes during her presentation, which was filmed on Facebook live, to stand up against "oppressive beliefs and discrimination".
Ms Chai organised the protest after her teacher allegedly questioned her choice of clothing during a test run of her thesis presentation and told her: "Your shorts are too short".
Describing the incident in a Facebook post, Chai wrote: "She proceeded to tell me in front of my whole class that I was inviting the male gaze away from the content of my presentation and onto my body."
"Needless to say, I was shook," Ms Chai wrote.
After she left the classroom, her teacher came out to talk to her and according to Ms Chai, she asked her what her mother would think of her outfit.
"What would my mom think? My mom is a feminist, gender, sexuality studies professor. She has dedicated her life to the empowerment of people in all gender identities. So, I think my mother would [be] fine with my shorts," ...
When asked what she was going to do, Ms Chai replied: "I'm going to give the best damn speech of my life."
Writing on Facebook, Ms Chai invited others to support her on the day of her actual presentation and asked people to "strip down" to their underwear with her during her 15-minute address.
She told the audience of several dozens that this was a call for "solidarity" with students like her who had been asked to "question themselves about their appearances for the comfort of others".
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Stuck on stupid.
She isn’t pretty enough to pull this off
President of the Cornell chapter of “Future whores of America”
I’m sorry, what was she talking about again?
What a Baby! I’m surprised she didn’t take it one step farther by throwing her shoes off, then soiling herself on the stage. Is this how you’re going to act during job interviews? Buyer beware!!
“”My mom is a feminist, gender, sexuality studies professor””
Well then, she’s doomed from the start, isn’t she? She’ll never rise above that but will go through the years disgusting others. I guess that’s the point tho’, isn’t it?
Perhaps her mother teaches at Fresno State? Can’t get much more disgusting than that.
Is this supposed to be her? Did anyone join her? I know it’s crazy at Cornell but ????????? I worked up there when I was 18 years old and people and students were normal back then!
Someone actually said “No” to the snowflake ...so she had a tantrum.
Now, if she was built like Courtney Stodden, it would be international news, and she may have gotten a few offers for paid ‘internships’.
No matter what her thesis is entitled, it is actually "Second Generation Stupidity On Parade". This twit should not be allowed to present and defend her thesis.
Ugh! I say guilty.
Then again, I see things differently when I’m wearing beer-goggles.
Stuck on stupid.
PHD Petticoat hanging down.
Women like this are forced to birth their babies in cold running streams.
“Someone actually said No to the snowflake ...so she had a tantrum.”
Someone tried to give her good, helpful advice in order to teach her what will be expected of her in the future when she leaves college and gets into the real world, where, YES, people DO judge you based on how you present yourself!
My son, who was 16 at the time, applied for his first job as a bagger at our local grocery store. He showed up for the interview with a fresh haircut, in a three-piece suit. The manager walked up, took one look at him and said, “You’re hired!” He put himself through college at that store and was a manager by the time he left six years later.
I hate to think of what useless subject she was majoring in.
OK - I read the article and wish I hadn’t but it was good to see that some of the students thought the one who is the subject of the story wasn’t all that honest in relating the event to others. They praised the professor and good for them.
I’m in my 80’s, a female and I never complained about the way I was treated in any work place covering 60 years... People like this idiot will never find what she’s looking for..and she can blame it on her mother and all this gender equality BS.. Why don’t people question why some of us made it and others CAN’T?????
She ain’t no pole dancer. I would guess her message got lost in theatrics and mama drama.