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Dalhousie University Apologizes After Male Faculty Members Perform Striptease

Dalhousie University Apologizes After Male Faculty Members Perform Striptease

“simply not acceptable behaviour.”

Dalhousie University in Canada has apologized to members of the school community after two male faculty members did a striptease… at a university function.

CTV News reports:

Dalhousie apologizes after male faculty members strip at university function

Dalhousie University is apologizing after two men performed a mock striptease at a university function.

Brian Leadbetter, Dalhousie’s communications director, said Tuesday the pair stripped at the 50th anniversary party of the School of Health and Human Performance, a “key alumni event” during homecoming last Friday.

The men — one current and one retired faculty member — undressed down to beige underwear, he said. The CBC reported they were accompanied by Def Leppard’s song “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” but Leadbetter was unable to comment on that.

“I’m aware that disrobing did occur, I can’t confirm to which song,” Leadbetter said.

“If you were to look at community standards of acceptable behaviour, a striptease at an event like this which is celebrating the long and storied history of a program … is simply not acceptable behaviour.”

Leadbetter said he has heard “a number of” complaints from staff, faculty and alumni at the event, but said it is premature to discuss any possible punishment.

“Based on the information that I’ve heard thus far, it certainly does seem like there was some inappropriate behaviour and on behalf of the university yesterday I apologized to anyone in attendance who was offended by that action.”

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Somehow I bet that if women did a striptease they’d be congratulated for their display of power, and if anybody did try to condemn it they’d be excoriated for trying to control women’s sexuality.