Mini-Skirts Banned Under Anti-Porn Law in Indonesia Because They Make ‘Men Do Things’

Women blaming goes on around the world…. We all know that men do not need ‘mini-skirts’ to do things….. they used to say the same things about our breasts. Funny – men in tight shorts don’t do anything for most women. Maybe Rush Limbaugh should go hang out there….. he can join in their chorus of calling women ‘sluts.’

Indonesia to ban mini-skirts ‘because they make men do things’

By Richard Shears
PUBLISHED:
02:16 EST, 29 March 2012

Indonesia is preparing to ban the mini-skirt under its tough anti-pornography laws ‘because they make men do things’.

The Muslim country’s powerful religious affairs minister said that one of the considerations in its review of what could be considered pornographic would be ‘when someone wears a skirt above the knee’.

Minister Suryadharma Ali started a war against the mini-skirt almost as soon as he was appointed to run Indonesia’s new anti-porn task force earlier this month.

Parliamentary speaker Marzuki Alle also recently hit out against the mini-skirt, but he targeted female politicians who chose to wear skirts above the knee.

Mr Alle said he was preparing draft rules banning female politicians and staff members from wearing mini-skirts because ‘there have been a lot of rape cases and other immoral acts recently and this is because women aren’t wearing appropriate clothes’.

He added: ‘You know what men are like – provocative clothing will make them do things.’

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono set up the anti-pornography task force in an attempt to remove it entirely from the country, the world’s largest Muslim nation, making up 12 per cent of the world’s Islamic population.

Despite their religious and cultural following, many young women look to the West for the style of clothes they wear. The mini-skirt is everywhere in Jakarta’s nightclubs.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

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