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University replaces girls bathroom mirrors with insecure rant

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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The text on the wall that replaced the mirror - ekimjr33 via Reddit

University replaces girls bathroom mirrors with insecure rant


The women's bathroom at Reddit user ekimjr33’s university, reportedly the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has forgone mirrors and covered the wall over the sinks with a rambling monologue of self-loathing: "I don't like myself. I am not smart enough. My face is too oily. My butt is too big." Whoa, whoa, whoa — slow down, wall! Some of us just needed to use the toilet. And yes, we're also hoping to check our teeth for poppy seeds from our bagel. Now we actually are worried if our face is too oily and there's no way to check. You have to wonder whether the university came across the idea for the mural and thought, “What a great message for our female scholars," or "Cool, we won’t have to buy or clean mirrors." [Source]

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katy_kay08
by on Sep. 7, 2013 at 4:18 PM

I would love to hear what the university was thinking when they made this stupid decision.

tscritch
by Silver Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Wouldn't it have been better if they put positive messages instead of negative?

survivorinohio
by René on Sep. 7, 2013 at 4:33 PM

WTH?  I dont think this was the best idea.

danijean
by Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 4:35 PM
Agreed


Quoting tscritch:

Wouldn't it have been better if they put positive messages instead of negative?


krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Sep. 7, 2013 at 4:42 PM

I get what they were going for, but it seems like that might just not get the message across they wanted. Looking at that everyday would probably drive me nutty. Wait, is my hair oily??? Shit I DO have a pimple!

On a related note, funny video on the messaging to men and women:
 

lga1965
by Ruby Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 4:46 PM

 That is disturbing!

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 4:49 PM
Right!

Quoting tscritch:

Wouldn't it have been better if they put positive messages instead of negative?

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PamR
by Pam on Sep. 7, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Obviously, the message is that we (women) say and see these things when we look in the mirror.  We never measure up to what we think we are supposed to be.  The idea behind the message is positive; I'm surprised that isn't obvious.

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