A women’s jelly wrestling competition has been banned at a university, amid sexism claims.
The jelly-based fun was due to take place at Magdalene College at Cambridge University as part of their 86th Garden Party.
Dr Williams put a stop to the event after claims of sexism.
The girls were due to be wrestling in pools of jelly, at the all-male Wyverns Society.
A college source said:
It’s frowned upon that we get a bad name because of this drinking society. It’s to do with the reputation of the college and how we’re perceived.
The college has frowned upon this for years and the whole Wyverns Society has been a thorn in the side.
It’s bad – girls jelly-wrestling for the fun of the boys. It’s terrible.
The competition has been banned in the past, after a petition claiming it is sexist.
It’s a tricky one to comment on, really. If it is at an all male society, and all the girls involved want to be there, it’s difficult to object, really. If you don’t like it, don’t take part. It’s not as if it’s replacing the boat race, and campaigns against it raise more awareness of it happening in the first place than if they were just left to get on with it. However, I can see how it may negatively affect the perception of the college and university.
What do you reckon?