Oxford University has risen above others with a bold decision to let the students make their own choice as far as clothing goes. Now after a week boys can wear skirts and women can wear trousers to formal occasions in the University.
OXFORD IS taking a radical step by breaking the strict dress code for their students as people had concerns that they might have been biased towards the transgender society. Now after the new regulation, the students of Oxford taking exams or attending a formal occasion will no longer have to wear formal clothing that is based on their gender. In other words if a girl wants and is more comfortable then she doesn't have to necessarily wear a skirt but can wear a formal trouser and the same is the case with boys.
This new law will come to force next week and this law happened as a motion by the University's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer society (LGBTQ Soc) was passed by the student union. A number of people feel that after the law is passed a large number of students would be less stressful during examinations. During exams previously a boy was required to wear black trousers, white shirt, blazer and a bow tie, socks and shoes and a girl was required to wear black skirt, white shirt, bow tie, stockings and shows. This, according to the academic clothing was known by subfusc, as reported by the telegraph.co.uk.
Initially if the transgender student wanted to wear subfusc of the opposite sex then he had to get a special written permission from the University proctors, as they had the power to punish students who breached rules. An Oxford spokesperson said, “The regulations have been amended to remove any reference to gender, in response to concerns raised by Oxford University Student Union that the existing regulations did not serve the interests of transgender students.” people of the transgender society are hopeful and feels that it is a very positive step.