Photographer's Note

Malgo wondered under one of latest pictures if girls can participate in the traditions of Selmecz? Yes, they are allowed, but there is something to be done first. Since the mining school, which was the predecessor of the University of Miskolc more than 250 years ago, only accepted boys as students, participation in traditions are only allowed for boys. To circumvent this restrictions, girls has to participate in a ceremony, where some of the older students, bearing a special title (Fuchs Major) make boys of them. The ceremony includes a symbolic shaving, with a traditional Hungarian weapon, the 'fokos' what you can see in the WS. Furthermore they get a boy's name. (That's all. No humiliating practices or what so ever.)
From that time on, they have all the privileges that boys have: they are allowed to smoke cigars, to spit on the tramway and to enjoy sex. :)
Please consider that these rules were written down 100 years ago, so maybe that's why you don't find them to be PC in a 21st Century sense.
Nikon D700, Nikon 50/1,2, wide-open, 1/60, iso 800.

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