St.Francis College Girls dismiss Dress Code-Students protest "Be there or stay silent forever"

St.Francis College Girls dismiss Dress Code-Students protest Be there or stay silent forever
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The St Francis College for Women, which prides itself on being one of the city's best women's education institutes, woke up a nest of hornets on Friday when about 30 female students were not allowed to go to college because their Kurtis was not the highest number.

The St Francis College for Women, which prides itself on being one of the city's best women's education institutes, woke up a nest of hornets on Friday when about 30 female students were not allowed to go to college because their Kurtis was not the highest number. prescribed length.

Shocked by what they call "a regressive, backward, and outdated state of mind," the students decided to protest. "Be there or stay silent forever," said a poster that was placed on social media.

Soon, a hundred students gathered at the "quadrilatère", a meeting point on campus, to express their disapproval of this "strict dress code", the salwar-kurta or Kurtis at the knees, with sleeves covering the elbows. "On the one hand, they claim to train us to become autonomous women. But they forget that women have been oppressed for years, they are told what they can wear and what they can not, and even worse, judge based on their clothes.

This college does the same thing, "said a sophomore. "They claim that this dress code is for our safety. But if we can not even feel safe enough in a girls' college without being asked to cover us permanently, will there be a safe place for women? Says another.

"Sinners to show on the thighs, jeans can distract teachers, modestly dressed girls have good spouses"

Some students say that the management has published a list of "rather ridiculous" reasons to convince the good of this new dress code, which they decided to apply from August 1st. A satirical poster mocking management for claiming things like "a modest dress will make you win a good marriage proposal";

"The college is a temple of learning, so cover yourself before entering the temple; and "girls in tight clothes send the wrong signal to men to catch their eye" spread in discussions both in college and outside focus groups. Soon, many students made this poster their "exposed image" in protest.

"We do not have a problem wearing Kurtis. But we have a problem with the way they think they can impose it on us. their voice as heads of institutions is important and they should not downplay their own students and not create fear among the same women they want to empower.

They can cause as many students to think that it is "sinful" to show thighs or that it is immoral and anti-religion. As an educational institution, they have to educate us and not to get good marriage proposals. They need bigger things to fix: the faucets in the toilets are broken, there is no water, the infrastructure is mediocre and some courses do not even have a qualified speaker. And yet, that's what they chose to focus on, "says a freshman who was part of the protest.

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