Social Circle: Twitter's Response To 'The Mean Girls Of Morehouse'
Social Circle: Facebook's Response To 'The Mean Girls Of Morehouse'
Eric A. Court: Personally the whole issue doesn't bother me. From a religious stand point I dont agree but what right do we have to depict how someone else lives. They make their choices like we make ours, they're not breaking any laws why should they be penalized. I think it's silly how this is even an issue today.Philip L. Wolfe: i mean besides the fact that these men are godawfully ugly as women, it aint nothing wrong with itJudith Dzifa Agbotse: wow schools shouldn`t even be telling people what to wear. and people needa start treating others based on who they are , not by the way they dressChris Collie: I just had a chance to read the article...well written and reported...I feel that both sides handled it wrong...I feel Morehouse with being face with an nontraditional student acted a little rash and even though they tried not to be too specific regarding whom they directly addresses with their attire requirements, Instead, they could have brought the specific students in and tried to come to a compromise on the issues they did not meet eye to eye on. I think the gay students especially the one highlighted in your article could have gone to administration and discussed how they were expressing themselves and not trying to go against the tradition and tried to set a precedent by staying in the school and blazing a trail for others who were following them in years to come. Young Harlem: Men don't wear dresses and heels if their gay then so be it. But to dress like a female is inappropriate!!!!!Patrice J. Williams: Biologically, they're men (even if they identify as female and wear heels) so they absolutely have a right to attend Morehouse. A way of dress or personal opinions doesn't determine gender.K. Tyson Perez: Everyone is entitled to their opinion, If the school has a dress code I.e uniform then I say everyone should have to abide by the rules. But WHO set the standard for how a black MAN should dress? Gay is more than who you lay down with, its a whole lifestyle and there are different facets to it. Black men have this whole machismo thing they consider MANLY, but its so limiting. I say the only requirements to attending an all black male college is being black and male. All of that other stuff that people want to put into act NOW shouldn't be approved. As long as that MAN in heels and a dress is able to pay his tuition, keep up his GPA I don't see what he's wearing has to do with anyone else. If a man is secure in his man hood, he shouldn't be concerned or intimidated by what another man chooses to wear. To me saying a man in heels isn't a man is equivalent to saying a man in urban attire can't be a well educated accountant.Cassey Garraud: I think this situation is just way too much. First of all if they are going to have a dress code, they have to enforce everything including the saggy pants situation. If every part of the dress code was strictly enforced then I wouldn't have that that much of a problem with it. There are college campuses that have the same dress code to a coed population where girls can't even wear that stuff. I don't really know why you need to wear heels to class. I think as long as everyone looks respectful it doesn't matter what you wear. Don't come to class with your pants at your knees. Don't go to class with a 5inch skirt on. So yes first i need to know if all the other dress codes are strictly enforced in order to really judge how they treat the transgender ones. Yes it will be a shock to those who are already in the institution but for future students, I don't think the dress code will be that bad. They will just find a way around it and wear another type of stylish outfit. You don't need to wear pumps to be a woman. in the end my opinion is very wishy washy but hopefully you know where i'm coming from. as for the comments on vibe.com. Readers all need to relax and shut up. Clearly the article was being focused on these group of students. It wasn't about morehouse in general. We all know the achievements that came out of it because the writer clearly stated some significant people in the introduction. The writer just needed to have these few voices heard because if VIbe didn't do it, then no one would have know what happened and prob wouldnt even expect people to transfer out. THis needs to be heard especially with the recent news of young gay students being bullied to the point of suicide. It's a real issue. All those comments are bs. No one's trying to put Morehouse down. Facts are just being stated the dress code was a fact and these people transfering out of the school was a fact. end of story. Would they still be saying all that nonsense if these students committed suicide over it?
Social Circle: VIBE.com Commenters Respond To 'The Mean Girls Of Morehouse'
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.