Baying mob turns on miniskirted Brazilian uni student
Abused by fellow students, then expelled
A Brazilian university student has become a national cause célèbre after footage demonstrating just why it's a bad idea to wear a miniskirt to lectures surfaced online.
Geisy Arruda, 20, was subjected to a torrent of abuse from a baying mob of fellow students last month at Sao Paulo's Bandeirante University, aka Uniban. So bad did things get that police finally had to escort her from the premises, wrapped in a modesty-preserving white coat, to chants of "whore":
Images of the incident promptly hit the internet, and the university decided to expel her for a "flagrant lack of respect for ethical principles, academic dignity and morality".
Cue general disbelief - unsurprising in a country where bikinis are fabricated from dental floss - and a round of chat-show appearances, including this one in which Ms Arruda gives her version of events while wearing the offending dress for the benefit of the viewing public.
The polemic today prompted Maria Paula Dallari, higher education secretary at the Ministry of Education, to ask Uniban if any of the students responsible for the abuse would also be punished.
Former tourism student Arruda, meanwhile, is reportedly considering an appeal against her expulsion. ®
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@AC 19:28 GMT and others
What dies it matter if she was "slutty"? We are in a democracy, we adhere to the universal chart of human rights and we have a voted constitution. It is not in those students place to "punish" or morally lynch her in that manner. If she was infringing on the uni´s code of morale (yeah, what a joke), then she should have been dealt with according the rules. And those certainly do not mention endorse that behavior by the mindless mob.
The uni´s security team was actually participating and morally lecturing her, and a friend had to call the police to escort her out. Had them not showed up, I wonder how it would have ended. Mass rape, seemed to be the next step the mob was prepare to go on.
There´s absolutely no excuse for behaving like a band of horny chimps. There´s no "but she was slutty".
I am ashamed...
of being a brazilian. These days, most of the populace seem to be fine humans. Just not the Sapiens variety. The unwashed masses have both feet firmly planted on the gropund, and both hands too, unfortunatelly.
You know whats the worst part? As someone pointed out, thet uni is just a diploma mill, and ever since it hit the news around here, everyone involved just jumps at blaming the victim. Typical reaction of rapists.
Thats what impunity will do to a country, in the long run. And be certain: none of these assualters will ever answer for it.