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Leg selfies trending after woman couldn’t take an exam because of her skirt

Women around the world are using their cams to take glam pics of their gams in solidarity with an unnamed law student in Algeria. She was banned from taking an exam because her skirt was too short, a supervisor said. “Wearing a short skirt is not authorized inside the university … It’s their job to uphold the rules of the faculty … it requires a decent outfit, for both girls and boys,” said Mohamed Tahar Hadjar, the dean of the University of Algiers’ Faculty of Law. Who wouldn’t be enraged by such a statement? A student named Sophia Jama launched a Facebook group for people to protest with their bare legs, aptly called “My dignity is not in the length of my skirt.” She said, “A woman’s body has become a battle field in Algeria … By staying silent, we lose our small achievements and status of women in public space declines.” Just last month, a 15-year-old French Muslim student was banned from school for having a skirt that’s too long. Whether it’s too long or too short, a woman’s skirt should never be an obstacle.

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