Law student banned from class ‘because her skirt is too short’
A female student wasn’t allowed into class because her skirt was apparently ‘too short’.
Joaninne Nanyange, who studies law, in Kampala, Uganda, said she was forbidden from entering her faculty because her outfit would distract men and boys.
In a Facebook post, where she published a photo of her skirt, she added a policewoman stopped her at the entrance of the building and told her to pull her knee-length skirt down to cover more of her legs.
Ms Nanyange laughed at the request and said her outfit couldn’t go any lower.
But the policewoman wasn’t smiling and apparently barred her from entering because her male classmates could lose their concentration when they saw her.
‘What I found most ridiculous was that my skirt really wasn’t that short for any standard, even legal profession standards,’ she told BBC’s World Have Your Say.
‘And secondly, the reason they gave me…it wasn’t about the fact that your profession requires you to have this length of skirt, it was about the fact that if you go with this length you’ll distract the men and boys.
‘That is what I found most shocking and more infuriating.’
Ms Nanyange said the incident was part of a wider issue in Uganda where women’s rights were not taken