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Old 08-21-2015, 01:07 PM
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Phi Mu resigned membership over 'nipple' swimsuit top

How could she have not known that the top was questionable?

http://www.people.com/article/free-t...-nipple-bikini
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:37 PM
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I don't know that I agree with your statement that it was a questionable top. Further,

1) it was a PRIVATE Instagram account.

2) Didn't see that she was wearing anything that identified her as a member of Phi Mu.

3) What is the big deal about womens' nipples? Breast feeding? Holy cow. SMH.

Reading Phi Mu's statement, I ask if they are truly prepared to act on that, because I guarantee you that those Instagrams are full of photos that don't depict "the highest standards of conduct at all times". That's why their Instagram accounts are private, for the love of Mike.

In another thread someone (was it 33?) talked about the furor 20 years ago over political candidates' experimentation with "drugs" and how today it's NBD. How is this any different?
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:19 PM
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I'm embarrassed for my organization on this one, and I support Lauren.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:45 PM
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My personal take is that the top is in bad taste- but I don't think that posting a picture of it on a personal site should have affected her membership status.
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:27 PM
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My personal take is that the top is in bad taste- but I don't think that posting a picture of it on a personal site should have affected her membership status.
I agree. It should have been handled more delicately and not so black and white. However, IIRC Belmont is a Christian university so it doesn't surprise me that her chapter may have had an issue with it.
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:53 PM
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I think it's funny that the photo in the linked article blurred out her chest even though her actual boobs are completely covered. They blurred out a flesh-colored bikini top with a printed picture of nipples.

I agree that the nip-top is super-tacky and I wouldn't have forced her to resign over it. But I also think this is the type of thing that should be decided at the local level, with an appellate process that goes to a higher level. The local exec board knows their campus culture much better than outsiders.
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:59 PM
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Would I have worn the top, no. But I do agree with her stance about trying to de-stigmatize female nipples. I've always asked myself the fairness of men being to run around bare chested yet there is an expectation of females to cover up.

From reading her point of view on this, she's got a great attitude about the situation and isn't playing the role of victim in this.

I think my new hash tag will be "free the mammaries"
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:28 PM
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Wait, what?
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:12 PM
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I'm really sick of hearing this whole "breasts are just to feed babies" line, because it isn't the truth.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:19 PM
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I've never heard that they were "JUST" to feed babies, but there is a big problem when people seemingly think they are JUST to be sexy and therefore it is acceptable to show 'em to be sexy, but not to feed babies.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:27 PM
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Bravo to the young woman for standing up for her values. Not only does she have nipples, but she also has balls!
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:30 PM
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It seems like she's resigned her membership over the right to wear a tacky swim top. If I were her, I would have stood up for myself instead of resigning.

I have to believe that there are plenty of sorority women who have visited topless beaches while abroad, and who have actually gone topless.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:42 PM
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Gee, slow news day much? I do not see this as worthy of such hubbub. But I am continually perplexed at men's fascination with nipples. As a 49 year old back in the dating pool, I can't tell you how many text or email based conversations I've had that go something like this:
Him: send me a pic
I send a pic
Him: No, show me your boobs (from a guy I've never met in person)
I send a pic that is sort of flirty
Him: No, show me your NIPPLES.
Seriously? My entire value as a person, even as an object is entirely contained in 2 square inches of my entire body? Why go to the gym, eat right, color my hair, put on makeup? All I have to do is have decent nipples and I'm in.
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:14 PM
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I'm honestly surprised Belmont hasn't asked her to leave school.

However, what is the point of this bikini top? If you want to free the nipple, then free your nipples, by golly. What is the point in a flesh colored bikini top with nipples?
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:21 PM
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I'm guessing this isn't going to help any with the Belmont administration moving forward with extension....
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