Gown and out! Oxford's PC (Snowflake) students want to ban robes for academic high-flyers because the garments make some undergraduates feel 'inferior'

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Gown and out! Oxford's PC (Snowflake) students want to ban robes for academic high-flyers because the garments make some undergraduates feel 'inferior'

Post by Thorin on Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:50 am

[*]Oxford undergraduates have demanded scrapping of coveted scholars' gown

[*]They say the garments worn by high-flyers make some students feel 'inferior'

[*]Motion passed by student union suggests female and ethnic minority students could perform poorly in exams because of the 'elitist' clothing

For centuries, the sight of Oxford students in their distinctive academic gowns has been as familiar in the city as its dreaming spires. But now the university’s undergraduates have demanded the scrapping of the coveted scholars’ gown worn by academic high-flyers – because the garments make some students feel ‘inferior’. To the dismay of critics, who said it ‘reeked of envy’, a motion passed by the university’s student union even suggests that female and ethnic minority students could feel so stressed by seeing others in the ‘elitist’ garb that it could damage their own exam results. Under current rules, Oxford undergraduates must wear a sleeveless commoners’ gown over formal clothes for official occasions such as taking exams or graduation ceremonies.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4636486/Oxford-s-PC-students-want-ban-elitist-robes.html#ixzz4kzDwLkNA


And these could be some of our possible future leaders?
Seriously some of these youngsters need to grow some backbone

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Re: Gown and out! Oxford's PC (Snowflake) students want to ban robes for academic high-flyers because the garments make some undergraduates feel 'inferior'

Post by Original Quill on Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:32 pm

Besides, they catch in the spokes of their bicycles.

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Re: Gown and out! Oxford's PC (Snowflake) students want to ban robes for academic high-flyers because the garments make some undergraduates feel 'inferior'

Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:00 pm

I like some of the comments below the article. Laughing

Perhaps if they spent more time studying and less time complaining then they would probably be wearing the coverted gown.

For goodness sake how are these kids going to survive in the real world? When they land a job will they object to job titles? Will they insist the CEO takes his/her title off his/her office door because it makes them feel 'inferior'?

Surely instead of just expecting the gift of graduation it gives the undergraduates something to aspire to. Not everything in this world is selected by a TV show.

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Re: Gown and out! Oxford's PC (Snowflake) students want to ban robes for academic high-flyers because the garments make some undergraduates feel 'inferior'

Post by magica on Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:57 pm

So right Rags, love those quotes Smile

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