Women in academia are judged on their appearance. Feminine means frivolous, and those considered scruffy are subject to sexist assumptions.
Here you can read the article of the guardian from Francesca Stavrakopoulou, University of Exeter, about controversy female look in Academia.
‘Like an increasing number of female academics, I refuse to wear the male uniform,’ says Francesca Stavrakopoulou. Photograph: University of Exeter