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Posted: 06.24.2003
If you want my body, and you think I'm sexy...
This has to be one of the most amusing things I've seen in a long, long time...the female dress code at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Keep clicking the "next slide" link at the top for examples with mannequins that demonstrate what is modest and immodest.

I lived at Oklahoma Baptist University for a summer session during high school, and we didn't have a dress code like that! Even my high school (without air conditioning, mind you) wouldn't allow us to wear shorts -- hey, it was the buckle of the Bible Belt in Oklahoma -- but we could wear capri pants and mini skirts. One of the main rules seems to be that dresses and skirts cover the knees. I would like to personally invite the Dean to come shopping with me as a 5'10" woman when shorter skirts are in fashion. What hits your knees, hits my thighs. Unless of course I buy a size 16 so it hangs on my lower hips instead of around my waistline...and we can't have ass-crack showing, now can we? That might lead others into temptation.

Whoo boy! I'm all for dressing professional and not Aguilera. Especially at a religious institution. But c'mon... (Link courtesy of FARK.com.)

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

i wonder what the Altar Boy dress code looks like...

¤ ¤ credit: mikey | 06.24.03 at 02:01 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

aw yes, oklahoma dress codes where you still can't wear sandles to school without socks...wtf

¤ ¤ credit: jewdez | 06.24.03 at 02:03 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Sounds like my high school. When I started there, we couldn't even wear jeans, let alone shorts. The rules relaxed a bit, though, and I became an expert at getting away with the too-short skirts!

¤ ¤ credit: Babz | 06.24.03 at 02:07 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Mikey, they eliminated the extra step and just let the alterboys run nekkid. Saves time that way.

¤ ¤ credit: dave | 06.24.03 at 02:07 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hey, at least they permit those attractive ear-hole-making-in-the-lobes thingies!

¤ ¤ credit: Scott | 06.24.03 at 02:10 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

man. I'm glad i went to a sensible university - one where you could wear whatever you wanted. No matter how naked you looked, or how much of you ass crack I could sit as you sat in front of me for two hours!

my hubby is a TA at USF and some of his colleagues have had to ask girls NOT to wear the bikinis to classes in the spring. them freshman practically go nekkid.

¤ ¤ credit: ruthie | 06.24.03 at 02:14 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

as a fellow 5'10-er, I so know what you mean. And frankly, when I was in Christian school (gasp! shocking, I know), they always said we had to wear skirts, etc. Never pants.

Hi, you can get felt up in the woodshed a lot easier in a skirt, Pastor Pete.

¤ ¤ credit: Joelle | 06.24.03 at 02:33 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Those mannequins really turned me on. Do you think if I go mill around the campus I might be able to take one home. They're all slutty and they know it. Wow!

¤ ¤ credit: kj | 06.24.03 at 02:49 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

If you ask me, the approved skirt in this slide is a lot sexier than the disapproved skirt. But that's just me.

¤ ¤ credit: Andrea Harris | 06.24.03 at 02:50 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Does anyone else think it's funny that the name of the university is LIBERTY?

¤ ¤ credit: Kay | 06.24.03 at 03:11 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Ok, so I lived in Lynchburg, VA for my job with the "Viking Boat," which was right next door to Liberty. And yes... they really have to wear that shit! This one guy was taking classes there and would come in to work with his damn tie on. You should have seen these chicks in the freakin' winter with their skirts and everything.

Don't get me started on Jerry... Just pisses me off!

¤ ¤ credit: Adelle | 06.24.03 at 03:14 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I wonder what the policy would be for shirts proclaiming that Barbie is a Lesbian (not that there's anything wrong with that).

¤ ¤ credit: MojoMark | 06.24.03 at 03:17 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

i wonder if those mannequins are anatomically correct? if so, you know the guys are groping at them.

¤ ¤ credit: dj mo fo | 06.24.03 at 03:59 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I just shocked myself by measuring the strap on the tank top I'm wearing now -- it's 'only' one inch wide! And to think, I consider this a wide-strapped shirt.

I wonder, WHAT exacly is going to happen if a woman's knee is exposed? Are the men there that sexually repressed that the slightest bit of skin is going to cause them to lose control of themselves, right there in class? I just can't understand the reasoning behind such strictness.

¤ ¤ credit: rickie beth | 06.24.03 at 04:05 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

so glad I went to public school. I'm sorry, but that's just insane.

¤ ¤ credit: statia | 06.24.03 at 04:29 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I went to private Christian school up through third grade, and we had to wear dresses *EVERY DAY*. That meant when it snowed 2 feet, we could wear a dress with pants on under it (which is SUCH an attractive look) and then remove the pants as soon as we got to school. Weird, huh?

¤ ¤ credit: Laura | 06.24.03 at 05:21 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Seems like those baptist students are seething with raw sexuality just below the surface and any glance of skin above the knee is bound to trigger an orgy of biblical proportions. I never knew knee tops were so damn powerful! I never understood the "skirts are more modest" theory. It's certainly easier to be naughty in a skirt but maybe the male rulemakers like it that it's a little harder to run away in a skirt and heels.

¤ ¤ credit: Lauri | 06.24.03 at 05:37 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

there's a lot of joking about this, but really... people pay to go to that university... they know what they're getting into. if they don't like it, they should go somewhere else.

his school, his rules, right?

..and the Lord fainteth, at the revelation that the nerdboy was defending Jerry Falwell...

¤ ¤ credit: mikey | 06.24.03 at 05:43 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

*snicker, Mikey*

I'm merely saying I'm shocked that the rules there are more strict than the Baptist University I attended in Oklahoma -- and how difficult it is (as a tall woman) to be certain skirts cover your knees. Trust me, it ain't easy...

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 06.24.03 at 05:48 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Class Dress is my favorite. Can you imagine at any college that 99% of people attended ... having to actually "dress" for classes?!? I wonder if my flannel pj's and cow slippers would qualify as modest enough?

¤ ¤ credit: Kitty | 06.24.03 at 06:03 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm so happy to be a heathen. I'd have to get rid of my whole farking wardrobe to attend that school.

¤ ¤ credit: Colleen | 06.24.03 at 06:32 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm surprised heeled shoes of any kind are acceptable.
We all know that heels are the device of the Devil.
They arch a woman's back, thrust her pelvis forward in that oh-so-sinful way -all to make her appear more jezabel-like and the object of man's lust and carnal desires.
Hooded cassocks and flat soled shoes. The only proper dress code.

¤ ¤ credit: Greg | 06.24.03 at 07:28 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm surprised they go through the hassle... why not just buy them all habits? I'm sure the makers of nun clothes would appreciate the extra business.

I could never go to a school where you couldn't wear pajamas and flip-flops to class.... *shudder*

¤ ¤ credit: Cori | 06.24.03 at 08:20 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I want to be DEAN OF WOMEN. How does one apply for that job?!

¤ ¤ credit: Kevin | 06.24.03 at 09:07 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

holy shit? you're 5'10"???

¤ ¤ credit: jay | 06.24.03 at 10:46 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

This is why we have school uniforms in Australia.

¤ ¤ credit: Jessica Parker | 06.25.03 at 12:14 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I agree with the "his university, his rules" thing. It's private, they can do what they want.

My question is... why does anyone go there?!?!? Yipes! Although I suppose if you're nutty enough to agree with Falwell, you're nutty enough to agree with his wacky dress code.

¤ ¤ credit: Sunidesus | 06.25.03 at 01:48 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

This is just too much. I can imagine that Falwell smiled approvingly at his first sight of burqas. Grusome! I guess the men at Liberty are dressed like Dorks so why not the women? Hey, the Mamie Eisenhower look still rules in some circles.

¤ ¤ credit: Sociopathocracy | 06.25.03 at 01:16 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

That is some crazy stuff...

Interesting how the women's dress code appears to be much more strict than the mens. Or at least they have gone to much more effort to rule out things that women might wear... We're all hussies, ya know, trying to tempt those poor innocent pure men!


¤ ¤ credit: ktpupp | 06.25.03 at 04:12 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I can understand dressing properly for religious services, but the rest of it. C'mon. As for skirts coming to the top of your knee, standing or sitting i would love them to find me a skirt that would do just that. most skirts tend to creep upwards when sitting. silly. just silly imho.

¤ ¤ credit: munin | 06.25.03 at 08:20 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Yup, finding long skirts is SO much fun when you're tall. I went to Mexico over spring break to volunteer, and we had to wear long skirts, past our knees. I gave up on buying them and made my own. There are advantages, however: I never have to roll my school skirt (I go to a high school w/ uniforms) unlike my short friends!

¤ ¤ credit: Stacey | 06.27.03 at 02:03 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

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