FOTOS! Update #2 – Geisy Arruda (pictures below) is returning to the same school that said her mini skirt was too short. But for Geisy Arruda, questions remain unanswered if a dress or something else caused her Brazilian university scandal.
One moment Arruda is expelled in newspapers, the next she is being in reinstated quietly by her university. For American readers, the Geisy Arruda story left readers scratching their heads before and after the drama unfolded. But for residents of São Paulo and citizens of Brazil, the story said more about the victim and less about the students that caused the problems in the first place.
Geisy Arruda Pictures Set 1
While Geisy Arruda’s story was reported as a student with a dress, omitted were claims that male students threatened to assault her that day – even telling professors and security to release her to them for their own “handling”. Widespread evidence of students thrusting cellphones at Arruda trying to record what they thought were compromising shots.
So whatever happened to those students? We may never know.
Geisy Arruda Pictures Set 2
Geisy Arruda story touches on more than a woman’s choice at clothing. It impacts the use of cellphones in school’s to bother other students. It touches the alleged jump to accuse the victim of the wrongdoing only to forego any attention to nearly 700 who allegedly rioted over her.
Arruda, a tourism student, just wants to study: “I only want to go into the classroom, sit down, study and take tests” She never wanted this national attention. So why did the university not keep the matter private? Instead, Last week, her school published an advertisement in the São Paulo daily newspapers announcing it was expelling Arruda. Why?
It seems illogical. The advertisement read “Educational Responsibility – Education is made with attitude not complacency” and found that Geisy Arruda’s conduct had “resulted in a collective reaction in defense of the school environment.” The advertisement claimed Geisy Arruda was formally expelled.
And then this week it reinstated her … without another advertisement in local papers.
It may all stem from government officials looking at the matter. Local press calimed the Minister Nilcéa Freire from the Special Secretariat of Policies for Women (SPM) and the Ministry of Education were looking at the situation.
It all started at the private university of Bandeirante University situated ni the Sao Bernardo do Campo, a wealthy section of Sao Paulo. Then Arruda was a 20 year old student.
How did she act before this date?
Universidade Bandeirantes’ lawyer, Josias de Souza, reportedly issued a statement that Arruda “always liked to provoke boys, the problem was not with her clothes, but the way she acts, talks, crosses her legs, and walks.”
On October 22, an alleged near riot broke out when Arruda arrived in a pink mini skirt. She went to the restroom with friend Kelly Andrezzil. Mayhem started. 20 girls stormed the restroom. Male students tried to get in.
Where was security? The situation became tense said Andrezzi:
“I was very afraid of what could happen, but I could not have imagined what was about to come, students were cursing Geisy, calling her ugly names and accusing her of drawing too much attention, even threatening to beat her up.”
And how about the male students with their cellphones? Were they disciplined?
“We had to slap, clinch and fight with the boys, who were trying to go into the bathroom, and trying to put cell phones between Geisy’s legs. It was an aggression, an injustice against her.”
Today Arruda is back at school. But for the male students that rioted, threatened to assault her and stick cellphones at her, it remains unclear whatever – if anything – ever became of their conduct.