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Thursday, September 14, 2006

EXTRA: The Word on the Street

As preparations are currently being made to launch a demonstration at the Pub tonight, do you want to know what Windsor students really think of the Pub's new dress code? We've got it for you, straight from the streets.



As I've said, this is a slippery issue. Best exemplified by the girl who stopped short of saying "it would probably look nicer if there weren't peopl--," then backpedals to say she doesn't care.

Needless to say, Pub night's gonna be a fun one tonight.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous The Paper Cut said...

A demonstration? You're kidding...I caught no wind of that.

9:18 PM

 
Blogger NastyJ said...

So, when does Jenn Thanasse's life commentary go on the site? I am on edge waiting for it.
JT

9:14 AM

 
Anonymous Rogers said...

The Dress Code was designed to restrict the admission of certain people, whom are being called perpetraitors of Gang Violence. This has been echoed a variety of times, and falls in line with the message of safety.

But we're not talking about having a shirt that leaves you vulnerable, a chain that could injure someone, or other simple fashion tips to protect yourself from the bar environment. We're talking about a dress code that has been designed to restrict access to a certain group, whoever that may be.

As soon as the code went away from wearing unsafe clothing, and towards restricting access to people who are believed to be gang members, as indicated by their clothing, the Pub started asking for problems.

I'm all for disallowing whatever clothing they feel is dangerous to the wearer or other customers - sandals and chains I understand - but by categorizing anyone who dresses a certain way to a standard of expected behaviour is just asking for feathers to get ruffled.

Unfortunately for the Pub, we're talking Big Bird feathers, not canaries. It's going to take a big broom to sweep up this mess.

8:15 PM

 

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