facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

College's skimpy clothes controversial

Nov. 13, 2008 at 8:50 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Boston College officials have raised controversy with their decision to allow Victoria's Secret stores to sell merchandise bearing the Catholic school's name.

Jack Dunn, a spokesman for the college, said officials were "very selective" when they decided to let the store sell the items, but he said he was not aware the store was selling skimpy short-shorts with the Boston College logo, WCVB-TV, Boston, reported Thursday.

C.J. Doyle, a Boston College alum and head of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts, said allowing the store to sell the shorts and tank tops with the school's logo "is just one more example of the university's callous contempt for Catholic sensibilities and its complete indifference to what remains of its Catholic identity."

Meanwhile, on campus, Women's Studies Center director Sharlene Hesse-Biber said she does not want the clothing items to be interpreted as the college endorsing "the sexualization of women."

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home
2
Watch: 'Bra cam' gives boob's-eye-view of oglers Watch: 'Bra cam' gives boob's-eye-view of oglers
3
Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza
4
Batman burger comes to Hong Kong McDonald's Batman burger comes to Hong Kong McDonald's
5
Deer struck by roller coaster at Lightwater Valley them park Deer struck by roller coaster at Lightwater Valley them park
Trending News
x
Feedback