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Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Nigeriapen(m): 8:33pm On May 10, 2018
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A university student took off her clothes in class for her presentation, after her professor said her clothes were "too short" for public speaking.

Letitia Chai, 18, livestreamed her strip protest on Facebook. She said she wanted to stand up "against oppressive beliefs and discrimination" and that is why she stripped down in front of her class at Cornell University in New York on Saturday.

According to reports, Letitia clashed with professor Maggor on Wednesday as she prepared to present a draft of her thesis on rehabilitation for displaced people and refugees. The student, who was wearing a long-sleeve blue button-down shirt and denim cut-off shorts in class on Wednesday, claimed the "first thing" her professor said to her was "is that really what you want to wear?"

Stunned Letitia also claimed professor Maggor told her that her shorts were "too short" and that as a speaker she was making a "statement" through the clothes she was wearing.

In a Facebook post, which is no longer available, 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'.

The professor 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.

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.

According to Letitia, the professor later asked her what her mother would think of her clothes after she left the room.

The university's student newspaper, The Cornell Daily Sun, reported that 28 out of 44 people in the room to watch Letitia's presentation removed their clothes as well in a show of support. Letitia said she was "floored" by support after she called for solidarity following a row with her professor.
However, most of the students who witnessed the clash defended professor Rebekah Maggor and accused Letitia of inaccurately reflecting the reason why her choice of clothing was questioned. Out of 14 students, 11 said Letitia's comments did not accurately reflect events in the classroom.

The students issued a joint statement in which they said professor Maggor's comment had "error in phrasing" but the thrust of her point was to note the "importance of professionalism in certain public speaking situations."

The professor told the Cornell University student newspaper that she doesn't tell her students what to wear or determines "appropriate dress".
An email to The Cornell Sun from professor Maggor reads: "I do not tell my students what to wear, nor do I define for them what constitutes appropriate dress.

"I ask them to reflect for themselves and make their own decisions."

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SOURCE:https://www.nigeriapen.com/2018/05/student-strips-off-in-class-to-defend.html

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by superdols(f): 8:44pm On May 10, 2018
Spoilt kids

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by HOLYDICK(m): 9:05pm On May 10, 2018
Persin no fit sleep for this presentation grin Not the kind one our uni for here they do like say na our house of assembly


Those in favour say I

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by GreyLaw(m): 9:12pm On May 10, 2018
Unserious kid.

Who comes to make an academic presentation wearing rubbish?

I support the professor; she's right.

This is not about religion or morality, but about professionalism.

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Zanas: 9:13pm On May 10, 2018
Foolish girl. When she has a job interview, let her go there and dress anyhow and strip when they complain. That's the wayward generation of youth that liberals in the US are championing. No common sense, no morals, no discipline, everybody is just doing what they think is right in their own eyes and the liberal mob and media is cheering them on

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Nobody: 9:36pm On May 10, 2018
grin grin

The girl has guts, I'd give her that.

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Nigeriapen(m): 9:57pm On May 10, 2018
Ameeboh:
grin grin

The girl has guts, I'd give her that.
R u sure??

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Nigeriapen(m): 9:58pm On May 10, 2018
Zanas:
Foolish girl. When she has a job interview, let her go there and dress anyhow and strip when they complain. That's the wayward generation of youth that liberals in the US are championing. No common sense, no morals, no discipline, everybody is just doing what they think is right in their own eyes and the liberal mob and media is cheering them on
LOL...Reasons base known to her but i suggest she want to seduce her college and the professor.

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Nigeriapen(m): 10:00pm On May 10, 2018
GreyLaw:
Unserious kid.

Who comes to make an academic presentation wearing rubbish?

I support the professor; she's right.

This is not about religion or morality, but about professionalism.
Is it right for her to repeat the course for this reason

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Nigeriapen(m): 10:01pm On May 10, 2018
superdols:
Spoilt kids
from womb

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Nobody: 10:02pm On May 10, 2018
Nigeriapen:

R u sure??

Can you remove your clothes and leave only your underwear in public?? When your degree is on the line??

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by marwanafrica(m): 10:10pm On May 10, 2018
the first day I heard this word thesis from my supervisor I nearly fumble, but Tnk God I letter knows what he meant

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by sparog(m): 11:05pm On May 10, 2018
You don't tell people how to live thier lives once it doesn't disturb you from living yours.


One thing we need to learn in Africa

grin

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by coolscott(m): 11:14pm On May 10, 2018
When I saw what she was wearing prior, I had to 100% be on the professor's side.

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by 1zynnvn(m): 11:46pm On May 10, 2018
why do these stuffs not happen in our nigerian schools

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Nobody: 12:36am On May 11, 2018
Ameeboh:
grin grin

The girl has guts, I'd give her that.

Her name's Chai.

You need guts to answer that kind name.

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by DopesiteTv: 1:51am On May 11, 2018
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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Zane2point4(m): 4:23am On May 11, 2018
I get scared atimes, just the way this world is moving.
The worst is that every "wayward woman" wants freedom to any stupid act she feels like.

my question is why must it be women protesting and claiming right in everything.

So you have the right to be speak naked in public and your course mates don't have the same right not to see your damn ugly body.

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Mowoe(m): 6:49am On May 11, 2018
Why does my mind tell me the story behind the photo isn't true?
Why does it seem like stripping had something to do with presentation?
Why does it look like she continued the presentation after srripping?
Why Was was she still smiling?
Why am i even asking, WhatDoIEvenKnow?

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Partnerbiz3: 7:30am On May 11, 2018
these ppl dey mad ni
Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by s3tt1ngz001: 7:58am On May 11, 2018
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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by bozzyjoan(m): 7:58am On May 11, 2018
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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Nobody: 7:59am On May 11, 2018
Oyinbo people and weird problems.

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by BiggerbossAmani(m): 7:59am On May 11, 2018
Yabaleft
Madness

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Olukokosir(m): 8:00am On May 11, 2018
Try dz in AAUA, Akungba Akoko..

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by Okoyeebos: 8:01am On May 11, 2018
It's a good thing that the Prof. Is also a woman. Else, some ignorant clowns would have accused the Prof. of perversion.

As to the students who supported her, who won't? If I were there, I'll even help her remove the clothes sef. Who no want free show?

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by megareal: 8:01am On May 11, 2018
Stupid is as stupid does.

Would she wear cut offs in an office to do presentations? The academic world is even stricter when it comes to dress code during presentations.

Some rebellions only show how shallow minded and idiotic some folks are.

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Re: Cornell University Student Strips In Class To Defend Her Presentation In NewYork by stevio(m): 8:01am On May 11, 2018
You no read well,the professor na woman grin
Nigeriapen:

LOL...Reasons base known to her but i suggest she want to seduce her college and the professor.

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