The latest print issue of VIBE magazine contains a provocative article called “The Mean Girls Of Morehouse” which looks into the lives of four current and former Morehouse students who dress as “women” and represent a small segment of the openly gay community at Morehouse. And it raised hell on the internet and streets.
We have highlights from the article, plus the college President’s response for you here…
The article, written by Aliya S. King, profiles four students (two current, two former) who choose to dress as women, meaning they “…rock makeup, Marc Jacobs tote bags, sky-high heels and Beyonce – style hair weaves.”
The story itself developed from the controversial dress code policy issued by Morehouse recently stating that students were not allowed to wear caps, do-rags, sunglasses or sagging pants on the Morehouse campus or at college-sponsored events. But what had folks up in arms at the male-only school was the line that students couldn’t wear women’s clothing: dresses, tops, tunics, purses or pumps. So, who wears high heels at Morehouse you ask?
The first student profiled goes by the name of Diamond:
“Morehouse wasn’t ready for me,” says Diamond. “I’m about freedom of expression. I’m about being whomever you truly are inside. I came to Morehouse because of all the historical leaders that attended and impacted the world so heavily. You know, I really wanted to follow in their footsteps. I don’t think Morehouse believes that someone like me—someone who wears heels and dresses—can uphold that reputation. But they’re wrong.”
Diamond is a part of a crew, “The Plastics,” made up of seven or eight former and current Morehouse students, some of whom share a townhouse in Atlanta. He tells VIBE that he and his crew took their name from the 2004 Lindsay Lohanflick, Mean Girls, a nod to the A-list crowd. The Plastics all assume that the recent dress code policy was aimed directly at their personal freedom of expression, which sometimes includes foundation, cross-dressing, and even taking female hormones.
Read about what the Morehouse University President says about cross dressing Click Here
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