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UT to nursing students: No 'short-shorts, cleavage'


POSTED: Friday, June 6, 2014 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Friday, June 6, 2014 - 6:14am

University has already removed poorly-worded signs

The Houston Chronilce is reporting; University of Texas officials removed “poorly worded” dress code signs Wednesday in the School of Nursing building that prohibit “revealing clothing” that “distracts from the learning environment,” such as “short skirts” after backlash on social media.

The signs, which were posted in elevators in the School of Nursing building on Tuesday, focus on clothes worn by women and prohibit “midriff-baring shirts, short-shirts, short skirts, low-rise pants and low-cut shirts that reveal cleavage.”

“If the issue is that clothing 'distracts,' perhaps what the UT nursing program needs to do instead of shaming or policing the clothing of female students is to instruct those who are 'distracted' by such clothing to stop being distracted,” said Jessica Luther, a UT alumna and activist in Austin.

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