Morehouse Bans Cross-Dressing

10.18.09 8 years ago 52 Comments

Looks like Kanye’s current mental break won’t include a semester at Morehouse. The private, all-male HBCU has put a ban on its students wearing women’s clothing including high heels, make-up and purses.

I have one pressing question about this whole list: where does tightpants fit into this? (tightpants…fit…pun…hehe. Yeah yeah, I was on my way out anyway) I mean, I’m going to let purses and makeup finish, but tightpants are the most ambiguously gay clothing of all times. Honestly, this is all moot if guys are still going to be allowed to rock denim plumsmugglers.

While reading this story, I couldn’t help but notice a few details that I just have to share.

Before the school released the policy, [Morehouse Vice President Dr. William] Bynum said, he met with Morehouse Safe Space, the campus’ gay organization. “We talked about it and then they took a vote,” he said. “Of the 27 people in the room, only three were against it.”

*Raises hand*

I’m sorry. I don’t mean to nitpick, but twenty-seven people were in that room? There must have been an episode of America’s Next Top Model that night because twenty-seven seems kind of light. Methinks a few Morehomies aren’t being up front.

“We are talking about five students who are living a gay lifestyle that is leading them to dress a way we do not expect in Morehouse men,” he said.

Well, it’s good to know that Pretty Ricky done grow’ed up and went to college. Clap for’em.


“The policy is just saying that you have to show more respect in how you dress and there are things that are just not acceptable at Morehouse,” Titus said. “We have a legacy that we are trying to uphold.”

Can we say day late and dollar short? Morehouse has had a certain stigma as being a sanctum for down-low brothers. Whether that’s deserved or not is not for me to say. But it does seem like this ruling will only draw attention to that stereotype and be rather counter-productive for the school.

My bad, I just got serious for a second. Should have used that space for some more gay jokes.

So, Elton John walks into a bar…

All-Male College Cracks Down On Cross-Dressing [CNN]

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