Ban Jeans to Curb Eve Teasers?

Okay, this is just stupid (via Fox News):

“More and more colleges in the Uttar Pradesh state are prohibiting jeans, miniskirts and tight blouses to combat ‘Eve-teasing,’ a term for sexual harassment in India. Violators face expulsion.

‘Girls who choose to wear jeans will be expelled from the college,’ Meeta Jamal, principal of the Dayanand girls’ college in Kanpur city told AFP. ‘This is the only way to stop crime against women.’

But women said that they are being wrongfully targeted by the new rules, which should really go after the men who are sexually harassing them.

‘Banning any clothing will certainly never solve the issue of sexual harassment,’ a Lucknow University grad student, who didn’t want to be identified, told AFP.

Other colleges in India have tried to prohibit jeans on women, according to the AFP, but rescinded the ban after protests from students.”

Hopefully this ban will also be rescinded. Kudos to the students who are standing up to this idiocy.

Geez, I can’t get over the guy who said the only way to stop harassers is to make women stop wearing certain clothes. They should talk to the women in Eygpt and Yemen who said that they got harassed by men on the streets even when they were veiled!

If harassment is a problem, the focus should be on getting the men who are engaged in the harassing to stop.

3 Responses to Ban Jeans to Curb Eve Teasers?

  1. kiteinthewind says:

    “Geez, I can’t get over the guy who said the only way to stop harassers is to make women stop wearing certain clothes. ”

    I think Meeta Jamal is the name of a woman.

  2. ok, thanks kiteinthewind.

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