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Uganda seeking miniskirt ban:BBC

September 22, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Uganda’s ethics and integrity minister says miniskirts should be banned – because women wearing them distract drivers and cause traffic accidents.Nsaba Buturo told journalists in Kampala that wearing a miniskirt was like walking naked in the streets.

“What’s wrong with a miniskirt? You can cause an accident because some of our people are weak mentally,” he said.

Read the full story here.

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  1. September 22, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    I think this is ridiculous.
    The NGO’s will eat him alive.

  2. September 22, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    not trying to sound uber-feminist…but surly the fact that men can potentially not control themselves cannot be the only reason to infringe on women’s right to wear what they wish…there’s no legal ban on walking naked in the streets- i bet!!

  3. September 25, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I wonder if the same law could be applied here. For we’d all agree Ethiopian women are the cause of more car accidents than Ethiopian men. Not because they are as “shappy” (as the women of my mom’s office call it) as their Ugandian sisters but because they simply are bad drivers. If you hear car horns going crazy, and you aren’t on one of those traffic lights whose sole purpose seem to do the opposite of what they are supposed to, try to see who the center of the drama is. A female driver busy “miLas manTaTating” at those telling her to either move or get lost.

    When we come back to the article, I remember reading an essay by a western university lecturer of some kind endorsing covering-up for her country women. Saying it’s the only way a girl could be appreciated for what she is, instead of what she could be made to look. It certainly would save so many of us so much pain, not to mention money that could be put to a better use.

    Hajib anyone? 🙂

  4. lebit
    September 29, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    wow

  5. Bernand
    October 7, 2008 at 6:15 am

    speaking of women drivers, it always struck during my stay in Addis, whenever I saw a man and a woman in a car, it was mostly the woman who drive the car.Something rare in my country, France.

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