BBC: Open University in image makeover
The Open University—often seen as the late-night home of bearded men in tweed jackets—is to undergo an image makeover as part of a £2m campaign…
People with beards do not require an image makeover, thank you very much.
A series of glossy TV and print adverts, designed for a "sophisticated marketplace", begins on Sunday…
And people with beards require no lessons in sophistication from those who choose to mutilate their chins on a daily basis.
To "dispel myths", they will feature a variety of ages, races and genders.
…but, presumably, they will not feature be-tweeded men with beards.
Would it be socially acceptable for the Open University to besmirch and discriminate against any other minority group in this way?
In the words of Mother Theresa "just cos you got hair round your mouth, no need to talk like a country gentleman"