Dress Code Violation of the Day: Brigham Young University student Brittany Molina thought she was getting a love note when a fellow student handed her a folded piece of paper while she was standing around the school’s Provo campus on Valentine’s Day.
But when she opened it up, she discovered not an admission of attraction, but instead a strongly worded criticism of her attire.
“You may want to consider that what you’re wearing has a negative effect on men (and women) around you,” read the letter. “Many people come to this university because they feel safe, morally as well as physically, here. They expect others to abide by the Honor Code that we all agreed on. Please consider your commitment to the Honor Code (which you agreed to) when dressing each day. Thank you.”
Molina posted the piece of paper on Twitter along with a photo of what she was wearing when she received it. ”Gosh dang it,” she tweeted, “I’ll remember to dress in jeans, a sweatshirt and tennis shoes tomorrow. That way I don’t make people feel uncomfortable.”
According to Molina, the young man who handed her the note “was gone within 5 seconds.” BYU has not commented on this incident.
That letter wouldn’t make anyone feel “safe” if they got it. It’s a very delicately worded threat.
Bolded for agreement. Also, what I read when I read that letter was “I was looking at you and it made me feel horny. I feel guilty about feeling horny, but I don’t want to take responsibility for my feelings, so I’majust blame you for all this, you wavy-haired temptress! How DARE you give me a boner!?”