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Wth, so if you wear a miniskirt you give permission to get raped or what?
'You know what men are like': Indonesia to ban mini-skirts over links to rape
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Absolutely ridiculous. Nothing is an excuse for rape.

Banning them would be a shame, it's always nice seeing a beautiful girl in a mini-skirt. :)
اوعى تعمل انت زيه .. اوعى تقسى يا قلبي زيه ..
حتى لو بكى عنيك .. سيبه يعمل ما بداله بكره حالك يبقى حاله ..
وانت مش هيهون عليك ..
خليه يحس نارك يعرف قيمة غرامك ..
سيب ف قلبه ذكرى حلوه لو سمعها في اي غنوة يفتكرنا بكل خير ..
بكره قلبه يحس بينا لما شوقه هينادينا لما يرجعله الضمير ..! ♥

inspector /ma7moud+
There is some solid ground for this I believe. However, rapists are in the "criminal" position anyways, whether the victim is with a micro skirt or a burka
Antipornography task force...wuttt...... :/

Thanks for the link ;)
I have nothing with pornography, but don't adults have the right to make that decision by there own. I don't need no special taskforce to tell me what to do or not to do. If someone tells me not to do something, I normally do exactly the opposite :/
I guess I support laws about pornography, public decency and blasphemy (but they should not be taken to extremes). However, I don't support Internet censorship. I guess I am Jordanian (oh, I am).
Hahaha what does that last sentence mean? Do they have a law for that in Jordan?
+Catherine Maguire I have never understood the "codes" of women dressing anyways, if the customs out there see miniskirts as one of the reasons of many rapes (based on statistics maybe), then why not to ban it!

I've heard that in some civilized countries women are not allowed to wear some types of clothing too (cough)
Well, I kinda agree with that. But I wonder who decides what is pornography and what is not? Anyway, I don't want to see it in public too, but what people do in their houses is their own business, not mine.
If you, dear friends, see the laws (or what is called justice) all around the world and in all times, it is always mere conventions put in some society, that usually most of the members of society are not in agreement with.

Have you approved to pay taxes? were you even asked to approve or not? have you agreed on respecting the signs on roads? I haven't!! Yet we all are defending ideas we found in place and were educated to see them as correct.
+Catherine Maguire Your point on rape is well and correctly made. I was lazy in not making it myself. Thank you. And, more generally, what's pleasing is that you didn't connect Islam with an attack on women's rights.
+Catherine Maguire Every society will have its views on the matters you raise - it's how things are decided that matters. For example in the UK, who decides on what is "hate speech" or "child pornography" - both are open to interpretation ...
+Catherine Maguire In my religion blasphemy is a very serious thing for many people, including me. In such circumstances, there are advantages for all if blasphemy is a public offence rather than a private matter. Moreover, in several Arab countries insulting any established religion is an offence. Irrespective of anything else, that probably makes sense sometimes too. In a practical sense, these laws (and social norms), do not stop interfaith debate on religious matters in either the public or private sphere.
+Catherine Maguire I agree on what you say (and I confirm once again that a rape is a crime regards the reasons behind it). However, you being happy to pay taxes and following conventions is a lovely thing, I think that you would change your mind if you reconsider the matter with a deeper thought.

My point is that these laws are being passed everywhere, if only we were (the media basically) to be partial when dealing with them in different countries.
+Catherine Maguire Yes - especially as in terms of women's issues generally in the Islamic world, as hard as it may be to believe, Islam may not be the most important factor, or even a particularly important factor. Alternatively often one is talking about a debate within Islam. Try reading "Paradise Beneath Her Feet" by Isobel Coleman - which is about women's movements within Islam, women's rights and similar.
+Catherine Maguire If there was no law, some people would take matters into their own hands. Hence a general rule about not insulting any established religion can make sense when people have strong religious views.
Thank you both for this interesting conversation. (sorry was already asleep last night :D )
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