Algerian women are taking pictures of their bare legs in solidarity with a student who was banned from her exam for wearing a skirt which came above her knees.
The unnamed woman was denied access to take her exam at the Law Faculty of Algiers, which stated exam attendance "requires a decent outfit" - and denied discriminating against the student, Buzzfeed reports.
The dean of the law school told Tsa-Algerie news website: "The student violated the School Code. Wearing a short skirt in not authorised inside the university."
Fellow student Sophia Jama created a Facebook group which translates to English as "My dignity is not in the length of my skirt" for those angered by the university's decision to share pictures of their bare legs.
"What happened to that student was very harsh. She was humiliated," Jama told France24.
"Woman’s body has become a battle field in Algeria.
"And if we keep silent, we women will lose a lot from our gains, regarding our freedom in public places."
The Facebook page has had submissions from both women and men, and Jama says she was surprised at the large amount of pictures she received in such a short space of time.
"I did not want to let [the student] feel alone in front of this problem," she added.
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