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Letter to the Editor: Is lingerie the best choice?

Reading the issue dated 2/19/2015, I am impressed with the wide variety and professionalism of the articles.

I’ve worked on campus for 27 years, and the Signal has never looked better.  I do have a question about the article on Body Positivity.  Absolutely, I agree with everything written in the article and appreciate their honest and genuine thoughts.

However, I wonder if the women realize by posing only in their lingerie, understand that some men, and perhaps women, reading the article might get the wrong idea?

Especially since on the same page there is an article against sexual assault.  Their point could have been clearly made had they dressed in a modest bathing suit, workout clothing, or simply a t-shirt and shorts.

When they interact with faculty, staff and peers, will they be met with someone remembering what they look like in their lingerie, or taken seriously like the intelligent, striking women they are?

As women, if we want to be treated like a lady and be respected, we need to convey that with our dress, words and actions.  The young women have some great things to say, and I admire them for bringing to light and discussing these sensitive topics.

Carrie Dugovic

Database/PeopleSoft

Administrator, OIT

Read the columnists respond to the letter here.

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Letter to the Editor: Is lingerie the best choice?