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Chinese women warned not to wear miniskirts

Police recommend that they cover up when riding public transportation to avoid harassment.

By Kim Anne Jun 6, 2013 7:31PM

Photo: Mini skirts // Zoran Milich/Getty ImagesWomen in China are being told what to wear and where to sit in an effort to shelter them from sexual harassment. According to the Daily Mail, Chinese police are warning women not to wear revealing clothing such as miniskirts or hot pants if they plan to take public transportation. In addition, the police are advising them to avoid sitting on the upper decks of buses and to cover themselves with bags, magazines or newspapers so no one can sneak a peek. 

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The warning comes after an increasing number of reports of women being groped or sexually harassed on trains and buses. 

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“Women should not wear minimal clothing, such as miniskirts or hot pants, when taking public transportation and should call police promptly if they are sexually harassed,” says a statement released by the Chinese police. “Women are advised to not sit on higher levels of buses and to stand on lower stairs, to avoid being the target of inappropriate picture-taking, and they should shelter their bodies with bags, magazines and newspapers.”

Tell us: Do you think women should be banned from wearing miniskirts on public transportation?

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Jun 14, 2013 2:43PM
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IT IS JUST AMAZING HOW PEOPLE CAN GET OUT OF SHAPE BECAUSE SOMEONE ELSE TYPES IN CAPITALS. I SHOULD GO TO MY ENT TO CHECK MY HEARING BECAUSE I CAN NOT HEAR A THING. IF IT BOTHERS YOU SO MUCH DO NOT READ ANY COMMENTS THAT ARE IN CAPS. WHY DOES IT BOTHER YOU-- DO YOU HAVE ISSUES THAT YOUR PSYCH SHOULD BE MADE AWARE OF-- DO ALL CAPS CONFUSE YOU-- IS THIS A PLOT SO THE WORLD WILL ONLY DO IT YOUR WAY--DO YOU HAVE CONTROL ISSUES, REMEMBER THAT OTHER GUY WHO WANTED EVERYONE TO DO IT HIS WAY AND ONLY HIS WAY--HITLER--- TRY SOMETHING NEW --RELAX--IF THE ONLY COMMENT YOU HAVE IS ABOUT THE CAPITALS JUST WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN LITTLE SELF. IT SEEMS THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE IF YOU WOULD.

Jun 13, 2013 2:48PM
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If you dress like a slut, you shouldn't be surprised when you are treated like one.  Does that give a man the right to sexually assault you?  No, it doesn't.  But women who fail to admit that there is an element of male society that is borderline animal are just stupid.  There are lots of pervs and sex addicts out there and if you leave the house scantily clad, the pervy types are going to assume that you are looking for trouble. 

Jun 8, 2013 11:34PM
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excuse me caaveman, try cavewoman. While in school my sister and friends wore miniskits and were subjected to all sorts of ridicule and torments. women wear cloths to attract men and while I agree that none of us should be touched without permission ever that is not the society that we live in.Men always will subject women to some sort of ridicule.Tell me you have never commented about a womans butt or breasts and you would be special or a hypocrite. Also Im 51 and married 27 years that not from anybody disrepecting me. And for another thing where I was raised I was taught not to cuss or use foul Language but then here you are
Jun 7, 2013 10:23PM
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Yeah sounds like they really need a much more serious consequence for rape and harassment there.

 

Jun 7, 2013 12:45PM
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they're not "banned" from wearing miniskirts. When you say "banned", you imply legal consequences will follow if someone still wears miniskirts. There's none in this case.
Jun 7, 2013 6:31AM
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Even women with their husband or boyfriend have been gang raped on buses in India.  I think this might be a reaction as man over there feel they aren't in control anymore.

 

   

Jun 7, 2013 5:44AM
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What ever happened to dressing like a lady?
Jun 7, 2013 5:22AM
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WOMEN SHOULD WEAR WHAT EVER THEY WANT. ONE OF THE CUTEST GIRLS I EVER SAW WAS ASIAN. SHE HAD A BEAUTIFUL FACE AND JUST A NORMAL BODY, HOWEVER SHE WORE A LIGHT GREEN DRESS THAT WAS SEE THROUGH-- UNDERNEATH SHE WORE A CAMISOLE AND PANTY HOSE. YOU COULD NOT REALLY SEE ANYTHING--IT WAS DONE IN GOOD TASTE AND BELIEVE ME SHE KNEW HOW TO WALK IN THOSE HI-HEELS. ATTRACTIVE TO SAY THE LEAST, DRESSED WITH CLASS. IN CHINA THEY WOULD THROW HER IN JAIL. ANY GIRL CAN SHOW OFF HER STUFF-- IF NOT DONE WITH CLASS---JUST ANOTHER SLUT.
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