Thursday, November 12th 2009 - 06:56 UTC

Brazilian mini-skirt student rejects offer to pose for Playboy

The Brazilian edition of Playboy is interested in having the 20 year college student Geisy Arruda who sparked national commotion with her miniskirts, as girl of the month. Geidy was first expelled from the university and attacked by fellow students because of her “provocative attitudes” but had to be later readmitted.

Twenty year old Geisy expulsion caused national commotion (Photo Reuters)

Editor Edson Aran said that Tourism undergraduate Geisy complies with the requisites to be front page of one the group’s publications. “To have your photos in Playboy, a woman not only has to be beautiful but have notoriety, which is the case of Geisy” Edson was quoted by Folha de Sao Paulo.

However Ms Arruda who made world headlines since she was harassed, insulted and threatened by a mob of male students, who accused her of using provocative miniskirts in college, apparently has rejected such a possibility.

Ms. Arruda was taken back by college one day after the university announced through ads in the press that it had expelled a student because of the indecent exposure of the miniskirts she was wearing.

The expulsion caused national commotion in Brazil involving local, state and federal government offices, like the Education Ministry and even members of Congress who condemned the school and wanted to take actions against the private institution.

The announcement that tourism student Geisy Arruda, 20, could return to school was made by Uniban (Bandeirante University) late Monday, November 9, after Arruda's lawyer, Nehemias Domingos de Melo, told the press he was suing the school so it would allow his client back before the final exams started.

In a note Uniban informed that the school's dean had overturned the decision made by the university's board: “The dean of Bandeirante University – Uniban Brazil,” said the communiqué, ”according to Article 17, subsection IX and XI, of its Internal Statute overturns the decision of the Academic Board (CONSU) taken November 6, concerning the October 22 episode, in its campus in São Bernardo do Camp. This way, the president will give a better course to the decision.“

It all started October 22, when the girl was harassed by hundreds of her colleagues on campus for wearing a skimpy skirt and allegedly having “provocative attitudes”. Threatened with violence and even rape she only was able to leave the school escorted by the Military Police, after a friend of hers called the Brazilian 911. Scenes of what happened were registered in cell phones and posted on YouTube.

In ads published Sunday in the main Sao Paulo newspapers, Uniban announced that it had opened an enquiry to investigate Arruda's story and had concluded that she was guilty of disrespecting the university's ethical principles as well as the ”academic dignity and morality.”

The defence raised doubts the enquiry was balanced and complained that it wasn't shown the testimonies of those who testified against the student. Uniban interviewed the young woman for about five hours on Thursday.

Arruda says that she had to answer the same questions several times and that they ended distorting her words in the paid note published in the press announcing her expulsion. Moreover she claims that she never received a communication about her ousting and was made aware of it through the press.

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