Oxford University has confirmed that it is to no longer let its students wear the compression garments that have been the subject of a heated debate for a number of years.
Oxford University confirmed the decision to remove the garment to students during a ceremony at the university on Tuesday evening.
Oxford students will no be allowed to wear these garments, which have been a controversial issue at the school.
The university announced the change after students from across the country attended a ceremony held to announce the change.
Oxbridge said that it had previously decided to allow students to dress up as women, but it was the issue of the clothing that had been the cause of so much controversy.
The university said that the decision was taken as a result of a range of factors, including the concerns about the appropriateness of a dress code for students, the impact of social media on university life and the rise of online social networking.
Ox-affiliated clothing brands including Alfa Romeo, Prada, Levi Strauss and Burberry will no see their stock of compression garments dropped by Oxford University.
The garments will be available to purchase online from Oxford’s online store, and Oxford University students will be able to wear them on campus.
Ox said it had decided to drop the garments in a bid to help students who have felt uncomfortable about wearing them, and also to help prevent the “over-generalised” perception that these garments were sexist.
The decision comes as Oxford has been the focus of several controversies and was previously embroiled in controversy over a “dress code” it introduced in 2014 which it said was to reduce the perception that its women were less empowered than men.
The University of Oxford had faced criticism in recent months for the way it had approached the issue, with students, some of whom were wearing the garments, expressing concern about the dress code and how it had been interpreted.
In March, the University of Nottingham and others had called for Oxford to take down the garment.
Oxsons decision follows a similar move by the University at Albany in New York, which said it would not allow its female students to participate in an event that was about “feminism, gender, race and class”.
The University at Rochester and the University in New South Wales have also confirmed that they will no have to wear the garments.
The University of Warwick and the City University of New York have said they will not be wearing the items either.
Oxstoy, the university’s chief executive, said on Tuesday that it was important that the issue was discussed and that “we can all learn from it”.
“We recognise that this is a difficult issue that has been very much talked about in recent years, and we need to engage with students and stakeholders in order to bring this discussion to the fore,” he said.
Ox’s decision follows similar moves by the College of William and Mary, the Graduate School of Business, and the Graduate Centre of Technology, all of which have said that they would no longer require their students to attend a dress rehearsal.
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