To wear or not to wear!

Oct 30, 2015, 14:55 IST



So an airline bars a woman from boarding the flight because her ‘frock ended above the knees’. They have a supposed justification for it. The ‘staff leisure travel privileges’ do not allow it. My point is why put a clause so preposterous in there.

Let’s turn to Twitter and see how our beloved site unleashed the anger:

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What’s surprising is, it’s not just India that shines bright with such ludicrous incidents. Women across the globe are dictated in ways that are not just appalling but inconceivable. Let’s take a look at how this year unfolded for us:

In September, a school in Florida forced a new 15-year-old student to wear a “shame suit” after deciding that her dress was too short.

In February in Uganda, women were banned from wearing miniskirts. Some were even publicly undressed for wearing the garments.

In June, more than 250 girls were removed from a school in England because their skirts were too short.

In March, a 13-year-old American girl and her classmates were informed by teachers that leggings are ‘too distracting for boys’ in an educational environment.
In June, there were signs put up at Austin School of Nursing in the US telling students they are not allowed to wear ‘unacceptable clothing’, including ‘midriff-baring shirts, short-shorts, short skirts, low-rise pants and low-cut shirts that reveal cleavage’.

In May, a Canadian student was told in front of her class that she would have to change out of her short shorts or face suspension from school.

In Egypt, an Orthodox bishop banned Christian women from wearing trousers, blouses, and make-up in church in July.

In February, Kazakhstan police detained women for protesting against a ban on lace underwear. Women wore lace underwear on their head to protest.

In September, a Qatar women’s basketball team were forced to forfeit a match after they were told that wearing a hijab was not allowed.

Let’s relocate women. Mars, may be?