Brickbat: She's Got Legs

Police in Swaziland have threatened to arrest women caught wearing miniskirts or tops that expose their stomachs. Police spokeswoman Wendy Hleta said officials will begin enforcing an 1889 law banning immoral clothes if they receieve any complaints. Hleta said such clothing may encourage rape.

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  • Whiterun Guard||

    Hrm, I don't think I have EVER seen a mini-skirt or exposed stomachs here in Liberia (except when they lift their kind of sari wrap up to adjust, or aren't wearing a shirt at all (which is basically just in the hinterland; only on Friday/Saturday nights when the palm wine is really flowing here in Monrovia)), yet there's plenty of rape.

    We even have nice signs that say "Women can be useful, don't rape them"; and "Rape: Don't keep it in the Family!"

    Must be some other cause, Swaziland. Or are you just trying to get another option for your cops to give 'payable on the spot tickets' like they do here?

  • Jeff||

    "Rape: Don't keep it in the Family!"

    Yeah, I try to spread it around as much as possible.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Supposedly what they mean is that they want the victims to report it to authorities, rather than letting their family handle it (usually for $$ rather than vigilante justice, though that happens as well).

    But yeah, to us westerners, it means something totally different at first glance.

  • db||

    I had an ex girlfriend who had an ancestor who murdered his daughter's husband back in the 1800s for beating and raping her. One day, the guy steps out on the front porch for some fresh air, gets a ventilated head instead. I would imagine vigilante justice in old West Virginia could be more satisfying than the possible outcomes in today's "justice system."

  • Diogenes of Sinope||

    The modern Southern equivalent is You hit her, we hit you. With ax handles.

  • Entropy Void||

    Ah, the true wonders of MULTICULTURALISM!

    *harp sounds*

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Liberia? Monrovia? Those sound like made-up places.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    You should see some of the smaller villages here: Smell-no-taste, Toe Town, and River Cess Beach being my favorites.

  • db||

    That's some shit right out of a postapocalyptic video game.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Who run Bartertown?

  • Diogenes of Sinope||

    Smell-no-taste, Toe Town, and River Cess Beach being my favorites.

    USA's got some weirdies too. Cat Elbow Corner. Monkey's Eyebrow. Delaware Blue Ball. Virginville.
    Then there are the place that have number names like Eighty Four.

  • ||

    Try Australia:

    Tom Ugly, NSW
    Mount Buggery, Victoria
    Cock Wash, SA
    Tittybong, Vic

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Australia? Did you just make that up or is it from some dumb fantasy book I haven't read.

  • db||

    Big Beaver Township, PA.

  • db||

    Er, Big Beaver Borough.

  • ||

    Hrm, I don't think I have EVER seen a mini-skirt or exposed stomachs here in Liberia (except when they lift their kind of sari wrap up to adjust, or aren't wearing a shirt at all (which is basically just in the hinterland; only on Friday/Saturday nights when the palm wine is really flowing here in Monrovia)), yet there's plenty of rape.

    Just imagine how much more rapey it would be if miniskirts and exposed stomachs were the norm! Its obviously working.

  • ||

    Yes, the exact same logic employed by the "reductions in the rate of growth is a cut in spending" types.

    Also, good afternoon, PS.

  • ||

    The stimulus worked because otherwise things would be so much worse. Null hypothesis, we don't need no steenkin null hypothesis.

    Good afternoon, doc.

  • ||

    Indeed. I am also extremely disappointed in you; I read through the post on Latvia and not one of you took pot shots at Albania. Disgraceful. Albania is the red-headed stepchild of Euro-landia. I expect better out of you.-D

  • Whiterun Guard||

    That is possible. Though I think they're already pretty close to the world lead in rapes per capita. Though I guess, like Chicago, they could always try and extend their lead.

  • ||

    Actually Sweden is like the world leader in rapes, reported rapes that is. Don't they lead the world in miniskirt wearing? I think this correlation has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.

  • ||

    I don't see how. I was under the impression that the new androgynous pronoun was supposed to eliminate gender, thus negating the need for miniskirts.

  • ||

    No, no, it means miniskirts for all. Julian Assange just got lucky having two female victims - he could easily have ended up with fanboys instead

  • ||

    Short skirts only encourage rape in men who would commit rape whether they are encouraged or not.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    No, like guns, they are magical artefacts that totally make you go all bath saltz.

  • Diogenes of Sinope||

    If I'm turned on by women's eyes and hands... what then? Gloves and blindfolds?

  • Mr Whipple||

    If you advertise, you better be ready to sell

    - Camille Paglia

  • db||

    We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reaaon.

  • Diogenes of Sinope||

    Sell? More like they're buying. Most women's heels are very short if you give them a little sense of adventure.

  • waaminn||

    Well now that makes a lot of sesne dude.

    www.otAnon.tk

  • ||

    You would think that, wouldn't you, Pedo-Bot? Deviant sicko.

  • ||

    All very interesting, but what is Swaziland's policy on sharp dressed men?

  • Diogenes of Sinope||

    Like what Jesus wrote in the sand.
    "Where's the dude?"

  • ||

    There you are! I was concerned that you met your demise.

    Or, more likely, you unleashed your Laser Guided Sharks because you wanted the beach to yourself. If so, kudos.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    IFH would never be gauche enough to appear at Bondi.

    And the last time a shark bit her, the entire species went extinct. Word gets around.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I'm not sure they're Tuff Enuff to deal with the SDMs.

  • db||

    Okay, okay. Time to wrap it up.

  • Drake||

    I don't believe any of this. Swaziland isn't really a place.

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Where else did you think Patrick came from?

  • ||

    Didn't he have a surviving brother, who is also allegedly and actor, who made a "career" out of playing sleazy characters about whom this law would have in mind?

  • ||

    The Swayze isn't dead. When we need him, he will emerge from the cave wherein he sleeps to save us. And he has a cooler relation than Don

  • Whiterun Guard||

    I'll not have you slander Danton Vachs from the cinematic masterpiece that is "Death Ring" while I'm around!

    I say good day, sir!

  • Matrix||

    You know what discourages rape? Women possessing guns and being allowed to shoot their attackers.

  • Steve G||

    This, can lifting weights and learning a few combatives for good measure

  • Steve G||

    *and lifting weights

  • Whiterun Guard||

    You would have women defend themselves rather than having the state do it for them? YOU MONSTER.

  • ||

    No offence, but the only Steve I take anti-rape advice from is STEVE SMITH

  • Whiterun Guard||

    Uh, if you take anti-rape advice from STEVE SMITH, it's probably a trap, IFH.

    And don't even think of doing the opposite of what he says, 'cause he already thought of that too.

  • ||

    You're imputing a level of cunning and artfulness to him that frankly is not deserved. He's a very simple soul

  • Whiterun Guard||

    STEVE SMITH HAVE NO SOUL, PERHAPS YOU GET IN STEVE SMITH'S VAN AND RIDE TO CHURCH TO HELP?

  • Steve G||

    None taken. Can't say the same about Merriam Webster though.

  • DJF||

    Since the King of Swaziland is an absolute ruler and can marry as many woman as he likes then he probably just doesn’t want other men looking at his probable future wives.

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