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As the summer approaches I know we all are dying to shed some layers and dress according to the upcoming heat waves. However, don’t shed too many, at least not if you are going to Indonesia. Their religious affairs minister, Suryadharma Ali, has propsed a ban of miniskirts as he believe they are pronographic. 

“We still haven’t established criteria, but we know pornography when we see it” Mr Ali said, according to the Wall Street Journal. “There should be a general criteria, for example skirts worn by women must flow past the knees”.

This isn’t the first time miniskirts have led to a debate in the country – it has been argued that it could lead to rape. Indonesia’s House of Representatives speaker, Marzuki Alie commented “We know that there have been a series of rapes and other immoral acts recently,” he said. “Those things happened because women don’t dress decently, prompting men to do things. You know what men are like – provocative clothing will make them do things.”

For those who don’t know me, I am a feminist and I strongly believe in right to dress how I want. I also believe that by wearing miniskirts, women most certainly don’t “prompt” men to do things. Men should learn to restrain themselves. Simple as that! What is your opinion?


{Article via Vogue.co.uk}