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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:51 PM

Heathrow security made Dame Mary BEARD strip down to her "scrappy undies"!1

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A few months ago I enrolled in The University of YouTube and learned who Mary BEARD is - a distinguished Classics scholar whose videos of ancient Roman history and culture have been a large part of my curriculum. I deeply admire and respect her and by posting this item, in *NO* way am I holding her up to childish ridicule. She herself tweeted about the happening, including the picture of "scrappy undies," and she is a big personality who can take it with dignified stride. Yet, it is funny in a horrifying way that would fit right in in a venue of her ancient Rome: The disparity of immense dignity vs obtuse disrespect.

Specialized scholars tend to immerse themselves in their ideal historical period, down to reviving the cultural usages and manners in their personal habits as a charming idiosyncrasy, hence her "tunic" and "subligaculum". Besides that she is immersed in nekkid sculptures, such that being fazed is not something for her.

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https://moosegazette.net/scholar-mary-beard-ordered-to-strip-down-to-scrappy-undies-at-airport-security/46651/
Scholar Mary Beard ordered to strip down to ‘scrappy undies’ at airport security

.... The Cambridge professor said she was searched in ‘a little black vest and no bra’ in front of ’embarrassed’ Heathrow Airport passengers this morning. ....

In another tweet, she added: ‘It was a definitional issue in part, though I did say that I only had undies underneath! A mistake at root, but shouldn’t happen.’

When asked by shocked twitter users if she made a fuss she replied: ‘I did demur!’ ....

Author Caroline Criado-Perez shared the academic’s tweet saying: ‘Sounds to me like security who don’t understand women’s clothes.’

Dr Heather Parry said: ‘Why would you want to try to humiliate Mary Beard when she is a National Treasure?’ ....

She (Professor BEARD) told a Mirror reporter: ‘My point has been made. It was no doubt a ‘mistake’ of some sort…and I have no interest in getting the security person into trouble, who has a tougher and less comfortable and less well paid job than I do.’







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UTUSN Oct 2019 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2019 #1
msongs Oct 2019 #2
UTUSN Oct 2019 #3
3catwoman3 Nov 2019 #4
UTUSN Nov 2019 #5
3catwoman3 Nov 2019 #6

Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:06 PM

1. The whole security thing is total bullshit to begin with.

Not sure what I would do if that happened to me. Perhaps ask politely to be searched in a private room.

What the fuck was the security person thinking someone like her would be hiding under that tunic?

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:41 PM

2. enjoy watching her videos on youtube. nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:53 PM

3. Fun her debate with Boris JOHNSON!1

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 12:17 AM

4. Those are some scrappy undies, for sure

Might as well go commando.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 12:30 AM

5. I think those are what the ancient items looked like, posted by her colleague

pulling her leg, so to speak. But she never dresses "up", is her own eccentric self.






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Response to UTUSN (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 09:05 AM

6. That makes more sense.

There wouldn’t be much point in wearing the item in the picture.

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