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Jelly-wrestling event cancelled after online petition

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 05/09/2013 @ 1:23 am In Education | No Comments

(London Telegraph) Cambridge University students have cancelled their annual jelly wrestling contest between bikini-clad girls after a petition condemning it as “sexist” received more than 1,000 signatures.

The petition branded the competition at the Wyverns drinking society’s end of exams garden party, known as Suicide Sunday, as “misogynistic” and inappropriate in the modern age.

The all-male drinking society has now cancelled the event after the petition closed on Tuesday afternoon with 1,176 signatures.

Cambridge University Students’ Union Women’s Campaign described the decision as “wonderful news”.

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