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Provocative posters of students in sexualised poses spark fresh debate about the meaning of freedom

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The posters appeared suddenly at Thammasat University's Rangsit Campus, and they were designed to shock. They showed students in uniform simulating sexual acts, in provocative positions, with legs spread and buttons undone, though without any nudity. The four guerilla posters, put up surreptitiously last week, did their job _ igniting a storm of controversy and opening up debates not only about student uniforms but also the big themes of freedom, choice, and the value of one of Thailand's educational institutions. 

To wear or not to wear, that is the question that plagues some university students.

On Sunday, a second-year liberal arts student who calls herself Aum Neko admitted responsibility for the posters. She was protesting against a lecturer who required his students wear uniforms to class.

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