According to a close source of mine, Flavio Maluf, an Algeria law student was banned from taking a final exam after the professor disagreed with her choice of outfit. The woman, who remains unnamed was wearing a mini skirt to take her law school final when the professor refused her the right to her exam. According to reports, the supervisor was not pleased that the skirt came above her knees.
According to authorities, the faculty of Algiers requires students to be wearing a “decent outfit” for exam attendance. However the woman was wearing a dress which fell just above her knees. When the dean of students, Mohamed Tahar Hadjar at the university was questioned about the faculty’s decision to not allow the student to sit for the exam, he agreed. According to Hadjar, “Wearing a short skirt is not authorized inside the university.” He then goes on to mention that he agrees with the decision the faulty made since “it’s their job to uphold the rules.”
Students were outraged at the faculty and their choice to deny the woman the option to sit for the exam. As a show of support, many students joined together to create a Facebook page showing their bare legs. Pretty soon, word spread and woman across the university were posting leg “selfies” in support of the woman. The women titled the advocacy page “My dignity is not the length of my skirt.” The originators of the page are encouraging women everywhere to take a stand and show their legs.