It all started with a simple question. ‘Is that really what you would wear?’
Letitia Chai, a senior at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York was set to practice her thesis presentation before the class. Before the presentation started, her (female) professor told her that her shorts were too short if she wanted to remain professional, and her clothing would distract men towards her body and distract from the presentation for men watching. So obviously, a meltdown ensued.
It started with the comment, then Chai and the professor argued back and forth, and for what it’s worth, the professor is a lefty feminist who only points out in the argument was that it wasn’t good from a professional standpoint to show a lot of skin. After a few minutes of arguing eventually a based exchange student fella in the class flatly tells her it’s her moral obligation to dress modestly, and that triggers her and she leaves the class.
One of her friends followed her out of class, in their conversation Chai whines about the “oppression,” and her friend asked her “what her mother would think of her clothing,” and that caused some next level triggering. According to her friend, Chai said her mother was a feminist and a professor of gender and sexuality. Then she walked back into the classroom took her clothes off, and presented her thesis in her fucking underwear. Woke.
Chai later that day did a facebook livestream, where she said,“I am more than Asian, I am more than a woman, I am more than Letitia Chai, I am a human being and I asked you to take this leap of faith, to take this next step, or rather this next strip, in our movement and to join me in revealing to each other and to seeing each other for who we truly are: members of the human race.”
Then she took all her clothes off alongside a few people along with her in the stream.
Several students and the professor wrote a letter both defending the teacher’s position and supporting Chai’s stance that women should be able to wear whatever they want without judgment. Women who do this kind of stuff should be mocked and shunned, not encouraged and held up.