Janis Miles says: The dress code was put in place as a result of the concerns expressed by the MAJORITY. Their unwillingness to have the school's coveted legacy impacted by a few. The coverage given this topic by the national news outlets came as a result of society's need and attraction for the sensational. The same reasons why you are covering this story a year after it went into effect.
preatorius says: It takes more than clothes to make a woman. If you want to wear dresses go ahead. That really has nothing to do with being a woman. it is just a fashion statement. Plenty of women never wear dresses. These fella don't get that. I think there is a third gender that is neither male or female. Maybe if this fact was acknowledge, people could like in peace.
jeneen says: I dont mind anyone being gay, I do mind if you dress like a woman. Why do you seek such attention, my cousin is gay and he overdoes the attention more than a woman would, Be gay but you were born a man. Why try to be something else now if you love the same sex that is a seperate issue, but this is trans gender which is distracting and should not be permitted at school but on your personal time.
DoBetterVibe says: This article is a not journalism but just a ploy to get readership in order to make a profit no matter, what image Vibe must try to defame. Try being the key word. Despite this article and the individuals included in it, the Morehouse community is much bigger and better than what is so sorely portrayed by the bad bloggers of Vibe magazine. Shame on you!!!
Deltra Coyne says: Saying that journalists shouldn't focus on the men covered in the piece is like saying that mainstream media shouldn't do stories on minorities because they only represent a small percentage of the population. It's absolutely ridiculous. The point of the article is the discrimination on Morehouse's campus that has been couched in terms of a "dress code" the enforcement of which is unfairly focused on an oft-maligned sub-group. Not that everyone on campus is a homophobe. Not that the men on campus represent the entire gay community at Morehouse. We know that homophobia is rampant in the Black community, and in the Black Caribbean community as represented by one of the men in the article. This piece is an attempt to humanize individuals who get discriminated by the straight community AND the gay community, and to give them a voice on a day that is supposed to celebrate admitting and embracing your sexuality. October 11 is National Coming Out Day, in case the myopic masses here didn't know.
lynda says: It's unsettling that the "Plastics" think that one only has to put on some makeup and high heels and that makes one a woman. Perhaps, as one of the bloggers wrote, that there should be some serious thought towards a third gender because one is dillusional if he thinks that he can cross dress and be able to ssume the essence of being a woman. It seems that they are making a mockery out of women.
Tobi says: I've seen guys like "The Plastics" who dress up like women (heels, makeup etc) and I just get annoyed. I feel like they are just doing thee most, but that's just my personal opinion. I agree with Morehouse initiating a dress code because I feel as a HBCU, esp. an all male one, it is held to a certain esteem historically of well-dressed men, NOT women. At the same time, this does come at a cost of freedom of expression unfortunately.
Anti-Intellect says: The only one degrading Morehouse is..... Morehouse. No one asked them to be homophobic they chose to of their own volition and accord. It's like complaining that no one can talk about the racism that took place on many college campuses in the past because, well "The universities that wouldn't allow blacks to attend were really prestigious and meant well." Um absolutely not. And of course the focus is always going to be on the minority, do none of you idiots know the history of the black civil rights movement? The women's rights movement? I love how the guy says "The gay men only represent a minority" as if that alone doesn't mean that they above all should be protected from a hostile and intolerant minority. Morehouse should be ashamed of itself, if those students are paying tuition and aren't posing a threat to anyone else, they should be allowed to wear whatever the hell they want to wear. I don't see us policing people's gender at spelman. Is there going to be a ban forcing all spelman women to wear ankle length dresses and burkas? The sexism, homophobia, and misogyny in these comments disgusts me.