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Questionable costume choice

Kevin McShane | Friday, November 2, 2012

Dear student with the very inappropriate costume,
I think you know who you are. You dressed as a very convincing male private part. I was wearing a bright red jacket and khaki cargo pants. I walked by you on Eddy Street by Legends, and I made sure to shake my head. I heard your two (male) friends giggling when they saw my reaction.
I want to let you know that your costume was obscene and offensive. Not just to me, but to anyone with whom you interacted wearing that thing.
Is that the way you want people in South Bend to understand Notre Dame students? Is that the way you want other students to see you? How can you expect to hold a serious conversation with anyone who met you or saw you? If a company finds a picture of you, how can you expect to be hired?
This University needs men who have a sense of what is good and what is beautiful. We clearly do not have that when men dress the way you did.

Kevin McShane
off campus
Nov. 1