Classic Lit as Protest.
From the Post & Courier:
Fischer said that on the first day of the protest last Thursday, about 100 students — as well as some faculty — wore a homemade red A on their clothing, sometimes as part of a slogan, “Not A Distraction.” The red letter A is a reference to the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel “The Scarlet Letter,” in which 17th-century Puritans force a young woman to wear the letter after finding her guilty of adultery.
The story at the end of the article—about the cropped sweater and high-waisted skirt—is THE. WORST. So violating and disrespectful and gross.