Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Mini-skirt measurers for Nigeria

In light of previous essays (such as this one) about vile anti-gay McCarthyism in Nigeria, it's only fair to point out that gays aren't the only ones targeted by the macho establishment. With all the problems of corruption, poverty and resource mismanagement in the country, the government has time to worry about regulating the skirt length of women.

Supporters argue that banning mini-skirts will prevent rape and preserve social morality.

If you want to reduce rape, here's a radical concept: punish more rapists.

I would say that the idea that men can't control themselves is a bit insulting to me as a male. Except at the end of the day, it's not men who suffer from this stereotype.

Men supposedly can't control themselves so the solution is to punish women?!!

The way closed-minded people twist logic is amazing sometimes.

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At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Random African said...

Bans on miniskirts are almost the first and the only thing every new Minister of the Youth decrees in Congo.
It's weird because it's mainly an excuse for police to harass young ladies for a week or two.


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