And now, subject of another Mormon controversy.
Recently, BYU-Idaho in Rexburg has banned skinny jeans on their campus.
But they haven't.
But they have.
You see, all BYU students have to agree to an Honor Code that tells you how not to dress, how not to act, and what you're not allowed to do while attending their school. If you break the Honor Code, you're out. (Example: BYU Basketball player has sex and gets suspended)
Some rules in the Honor Code include:
- Use Clean Language (...yeah, fucker...)
- Abstain from alcohol, tobacco, coffee, tea, and substance abuse (TEA?)
- Live a chase and virtuous life (aka: NO SEX)
- Observe the Dress and Grooming Standards, which includes a ban on form fitting clothing and short skirts.
|Posted at the BYU-I Campus|
Form Fitting clothing? Yep, that's skinny jeans. So, in fact, they've always been a major no-no.
Once again, BYU is in the news because of their Honor Code. It seems excessive, yes, but if you go to school there, you agree to those rules.
If you don't know what you're getting into, poor Mormon students, IT'S YOUR OWN DAMN FAULT.
(oops, I said 'damn...')
A few months ago, the BYU scandal was a major sports player getting in trouble for (GASP!) having sex. Now, it's about skinny jeans being vulgar. I give the major media outlets until February to jump on "STUDENT SUSPENDED FOR HAVING A STARBUCKS CUP IN CLASS" just to keep the Mormon taboo in the news.
To the outside world, these rules look silly. And, in my opinion, they are. Go to college and NOT have sex? Men aren't allowed to have long hair? Women aren't allowed to have more than one piercing in their ear? TEA is banned? TEA?
But these kids know what they're getting into when they enroll at BYU. And they agree to these silly rules. They, in essence, should know better.
Sadly, Mormon Hipsters everywhere are up in arms...
|Poor mormon hipsters...|