Two separate Indonesian politicans have cited mini skirts as pornographic and called for them to be banned.
The first politician is Indonesia’s parliamentary speaker:
Earlier this month, the country’s parliamentary speaker Marzuki Alie announced he would draft rules banning female politicians and staff members from wearing mini skirts, saying, “there have been a lot of rape cases and other immoral acts recently and this is because women aren’t wearing appropriate clothes.”
“You know what men are like. Provocative clothing will make them do things.”
The second politician calling for a miniskirt ban is the religious affairs minister, and head of a new “anti-porn” taskforce:
Indonesia’s powerful religious affairs minister believes that mini-skirts are pornographic and should be banned under the country’s tough new anti-porn laws. Minister Suryadharma Ali has been appointed to run Indonesia’s new anti-porn taskforce, announced by president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono earlier this month.
He told reporters in Jakarta yesterday that before deciding what they must ban as pornography, the taskforce would consult widely to come up with “a set of universal criteria”. However, “one [criterion] will be when someone wears a skirt above the knee,” according to the Jakarta Post.
Wow, mini skirts are pornographic and cause men to “do things”… like rape? And this is “because women aren’t wearing appropriate clothes”?! Talk about blaming the victim!
I don’t even know where to begin in a response!! What do you guys think of the above?