WOMEN IN MINI-SKIRTS FACE ARREST

From Swazi Media Commentary Sun Dec 23 2012, 05:23:00

Police in Swaziland will arrest women who wear mini-skirts - and they say a law dating from 1889 allows them to do it.

And, it will only take one complaint for a woman to be arrested and put behind bars, they say.

Police say men do not like to see women dressed in skimpy clothes in public.

Newspapers in the kingdom have been running stories and letters from readers recently with accounts of how some women have been harassed by men because they wear pants, rather than skirts.

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