Lincoln Hall Tweets Porn

University of Nottingham hall of residence, Lincoln, has come under fire after posting a pornographic image on their Twitter.


Hall of residence, Lincoln, has come under fire after posting a pornographic image on their Twitter according to Impact, before hurriedly deleting their account. 

The photo shows two naked women posing suggestively, atop a transparent plastic chair. Accompanying the image was the caption ‘Lincoln Freshers 2013? Lincoln hopes so’.

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The account has been active since August 23rd, and this is not the first time @UoNLincoln has posted blatantly misogynistic tweets.

Lincoln also tweeted on the same day, ‘There may be another 7/10 on the new freshers page? #HaveFaith #TheBitchesAreComing’.

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Another hall of residence, Sherwood Hall, has also previously tweeted in a sexist manner. For example, over the summer they posted, ‘“Freshers’ week won’t be the only time I will be visiting Freshers’ rooms- #comeatmegirls”.

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With the scrutiny of their account, the account @UoNLincoln has since been deleted.

Lauren McCarthy, from Nottingham University Business School suggests that the perpetrators may have removed themselves to ‘have a little think’.

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Focus has been placed on sexist attitudes within Universities in recent weeks, with ‘#freshersweeksexism’ becoming a huge talking point on the twittersphere.  Institutions such as Leeds, Edinburgh and Kingston have banned Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ in their SU on account of its misogynistic message.

Speaking about the content both of the Lincoln and Sherwood accounts, Sherwood Hall’s JCR President, Tom Gladstone, told Impact: “I don’t necessarily think that this is wrong and that said ‘banter’ on informal twitter accounts is inappropriate”.

He added that first years may view @UoNLincoln’s tweets as “official sources of information” and as such “it is really important not to post anything that may intimidate or seem aggressive”.

UoN Feminists told Impact: “We wonder if Lincoln has thought about the women it may be marginalising in this Tweet.

“The presumption that “hot girl Freshers” will be at the will of the people writing this post is shocking, let alone that the implication that a woman is only as good as her body”.

There is no official backing for the Twitter accounts by the Students Union.  However, the SU’s Twitter account follows @JcrSherwoodHall, who have interacted with @UoNLincoln.

JCR Vice-President for Sherwood, Samuel Wall, told Impact that the SU “have been aware of what we have tweeted and not once replied to anything”.

Should the SU be taking a harder line against sexism in social media?  Do you think UoN should be the next University to ban ‘Blurred Lines’? Continue the debate in the comments section below.