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Oxford university graduations delayed after women refused entry for not wearing socks

Sep 28, 2018 by

‘The phrase he used to describe the breach of dress code – ‘showing flesh’ – made me quite uncomfortable and has in my opinion obviously misogynistic undertones’

Maya Oppenheim –

Oxford University has reminded students of its strict rules around dress after a number of women were barred from graduations for wearing high heels with no socks.

University officials warned that failing to wear the correct “sub fusc” cap, gown and dark clothes could cause “serious inconvenience” in a message sent to students.

Sub fusc is the dark formal clothing worn for exams and formal occasions at some universities.

“It has come to our attention that a number of students at recent degree ceremonies were not dressed appropriately,” the email said.

“Infractions which were reported to us include the following: graduands with bare legs or no black socks/tights, non-dark footwear, coloured clothes.”

Source: Oxford university graduations delayed after women refused entry for not wearing socks | The Independent

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