Monday, December 24, 2012

'Rape-provoking' miniskirts and crop tops banned by king of Swaziland with offenders facing six months in jail

Police in the small African kingdom of Swaziland have banned women from wearing miniskirts and midriff-revealing tops saying they provoke rape. Offenders face a six-month jail term under the ban, which invokes a colonial criminal law dating back to 1889. “The act of the rapist is made easy, because it would be easy to remove the half-cloth worn by the women,” police spokeswoman Wendy Hleta was quoted as saying by Independent Online on Monday. The ban also applies to low-rise jeans. Advertisement “They will be arrested,” she said.Hleta said women wearing revealing clothing were responsible for assaults or rapes committed against them.Read More

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