Non-Conformist in Classroom

Dec 1939: To disprove the contention of philosophy professor Albert Shepard that "everyone is a conformist," NYU student Rhoda Shafter showed up to his class in a bathing suit.

I like the bewildered look on the face of Prof. Shepard, lurking in the background of the photo below.

New York Daily News - Dec 21, 1939

Rhoda died in 2012. Read her obituary here.
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Dec 18, 2021
     Category: 1930s | Universities, Colleges, Private Schools and Academia

I think more young ladies should follow Rhoda’s example 😉 Although today, her swimsuit would constitute fairly normal (summer) street wear.
Posted by Brian on 12/18/21 at 01:55 PM
Those ladies could wear a niqab and achieve the same feat.
Posted by Yudith on 12/19/21 at 06:00 AM
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