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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:54 AM

Indonesian city bans women from straddling motorbikes

A city in Indonesia’s Islamic law stronghold of Aceh will ban women from straddling male drivers on motorbikes, its mayor said on Wednesday, dubbing the position “improper”.

The move comes after leaders from the country’s only province ruled by strict sharia law drafted a series of new bills including banning women from wearing tight trousers, stoning adulterers and flogging homosexuals.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/02/indonesian-city-bans-women-from-straddling-motorbikes/


Ya know what? Let's strive for strict separation of church and state. Let's not turn a blind eye to the removal of a single brick from Jefferson's Wall.

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Reply Indonesian city bans women from straddling motorbikes (Original post)
DavidDvorkin Jan 2013 OP
Enrique Jan 2013 #1
Speck Tater Jan 2013 #2
DavidDvorkin Jan 2013 #5
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #3
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #4
enlightenment Jan 2013 #6
DavidDvorkin Jan 2013 #11
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #13
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #7
yellowcanine Jan 2013 #16
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #8
Agnosticsherbet Jan 2013 #9
DavidDvorkin Jan 2013 #12
Agnosticsherbet Jan 2013 #14
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Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #10
seabeyond Jan 2013 #15

Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:55 AM

1. don't give Rick Santorum any ideas n/t

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:57 AM

2. Don't you just love watching those wacky extremists put on their comedy show?

 

Sometimes I just can't stop laughing.

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:04 PM

5. Imagine what their equivalents would do here

if they got the chance.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:59 AM

3. Her hoohah is too close to his tailbone! That's how babies are made!

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:00 PM

4. Riding side saddle.

It's been done

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:04 PM

6. And it is dangerous.

Choosing to engage in a dangerous activity is a bit different than being required to do so.

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:36 PM

11. I was wondering about that

It seemed to me that it would be a very dangerous way to ride.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 02:32 PM

13. Dangerous but stylish and oh-so sexy!



I particularly like the fact that only dad is wearing a helmet while the wife and kid (in daddy's lap) go without.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:06 PM

7. I guess if you want to lose your girlfriend around a tight curve, that's

probably a good way.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:05 PM

16. Not to mention catching the dress in the spokes.

But I guess that could happen straddling the bike in a long dress also. Wear pants and straddle. It could be a slogan!

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:19 PM

8. This is just pitiful isn't it? It seems to be spreading

Every time I turn around it seems there is a new outrage against women.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:22 PM

9. Indonesia is not part of the U.S. and does not fall under our Constitution. So they have no...

separation of Church and State as we claim to.

Even here, that wall is looking more than a little ragged. It is a pity. That separation was designed to protect religion and the individual right to worship, or not, as one sees fit.

There is nothing as corrosive to individual liberty as a Theocracy.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:37 PM

12. That was my point

Indonesia offers a good example of why we need to fight to keep separation strong here and to avoid even the slightest dismantling of the wall.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:56 PM

14. Thanks, that wasn't clear...

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:51 PM

10. .

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:01 PM

15. stop the gang rape to death in india.... no skirts or cell phones for girls. show those rapists.

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