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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:53 PM

Swaziland bans 'rape-provoking' mini-skirts, low-rise jeans

Swaziland bans 'rape-provoking' mini-skirts, low-rise jeans

Police in Africa's last absolute monarchy Swaziland have banned women from wearing miniskirts and midriff-revealing tops saying they provoke rape, local media reported today.

Offenders face a six-month jail term under the ban, which invokes a colonial criminal act dating back to 1889.

"The act of the rapist is made easy, because it would be easy to remove the half-cloth worn by the women," police spokeswoman Wendy Hleta was quoted as saying in the Independent Online news.

The ban also applies to low-rise jeans.

"They will be arrested," she said.

Hleta said women wearing revealing clothing were responsible for assaults or rapes committed against them.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/swaziland-bans-rapeprovoking-miniskirts-lowrise-jeans/1049615/

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Reply Swaziland bans 'rape-provoking' mini-skirts, low-rise jeans (Original post)
The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
Politicalboi Dec 2012 #1
ZombieHorde Dec 2012 #2
gtar100 Dec 2012 #3
intaglio Dec 2012 #4

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:55 PM

1. When did the GOP move to Swaziland?

I guess they got got lost on their way to Naziland.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:31 PM

2. Blame-the-victim mentality makes me sad. nt

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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:39 PM

3. Blame the victim. What a bunch of stupid assholes.

I'm sure they feel quite smug and self righteous with the rules they have made. But for me, their minds are just sick.

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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:29 PM

4. Usual male, medieval nonsense in the fact

And the usual, patronizing, reporting from the BBC

From BBC News - Swaziland
In this there is a picture labeled
"Police warning does not apply to women in traditional clothes"


The article also notes
Swaziland is a patriarchal society, ruled by sub-Saharan Africa’s only absolute monarch, King Mswati III.

He has 13 wives and is often accused of leading a flamboyant lifestyle.

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