For such a hippy haven, Brown University sure has puritanical gym policies. A student at Rhode Island School of Design was working out at Brown’s gym and was asked to leave because her midriff was exposed, according to The Tab.
Apparently a staff member came up to RISD senior Chloe Karayiannis, and said her attire was offensive and that she must cover up or leave.
According to Brown’s gym policies, students must wear clothing that fully covers their “chest and back.” It does not mention stomach, so who the hell knows what kind of tops don’t meet the dress code.
“It’s not OK, even if the rule also applies to men because either way it is enforcing the association (subconscious or otherwise) that showing skin is sexual or not respected in this Ivy League school gym and therefore should be shamed,” Karayiannis told The Tab. “It makes it acceptable to believe one’s dress is associated with how much respect they should receive.”