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March 12, 2018 Monday 02:26:34 PM IST

Oxford University Apologises for Women's Day Blunder!

International Edu News

Seldom we come across Universities sending out apologies. Yet Oxford university courageously did that after somebody pointing out a staff wiping off "Happy International Women's Day" graffiti from the college.

On March 8th, which was celebrated across the world as International Women's day, a cleaning staff in the University was seen wiping off the graffiti wishing the same. 

Sophie Smith, the associate professor of political theory at University College, shared a picture of the scene on Twitter, writing: “What an image for #IWD.”





The university replied to the professor in a tweet saying the incident should not have happened. “We are deeply sorry for this and for offence caused. International Women’s Day is hugely important to Oxford. This should not have happened.”

Though Sophie Smith expressed her gratitude, she had some more to ask. “I appreciate your apology, but far more importantly can you please make sure that the woman asked to remove the message receives a heartfelt apology, a warm cup of tea, the rest of the day off and, along with all our precarious staff, good enough pay to live in this city,” she replied.





Though the university did not comment on this, the topic is now being discussed in Social Media platforms.



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