tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post483888663624703794..comments2016-08-20T19:14:01.630+01:00Comments on naijablog: Press Release from the Nigerian Feminists Forum on the nudity billJeremy[email protected]Blogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-8620544629251402502008-02-10T17:29:00.000+01:002008-02-10T17:29:00.000+01:00Not for the first time on this blog, i wonder whet...Not for the first time on this blog, i wonder whether this is not part of a grander scheme to slowly enforce 'sharia-like' dress codes and eventually laws on more of the Nigerian populace.<BR/><BR/>First it was done up north, ostensibly under Sharia...in many cities there you can't be caught in a mini skirt or jeans.<BR/><BR/>Next it was various universities proscribing a 'dress code'. Then followed our oga police, leading to the indiscriminate harrasment of not just women, but men with dreadlocks and such. Who knows, they were probably just testing the waters then.<BR/><BR/>Some churches then joined suit, banning trousers and from their places of worship. Now we have reached the point where it is about to become the law. Once it does, goodluck trying to overturn it. <BR/><BR/>As has been repeated ad nauseum practically everywhere, this is all happening despite the fact that we have waaaay bigger problems like armed robbery, corruption, unemployment, energy crises, area boys, etc to deal with. As loyal citzens of a 'siddon look' republic, let us continue to watch how things go turn out.MsMak[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-34080683017793730772008-02-10T11:02:00.000+01:002008-02-10T11:02:00.000+01:00Thanks for posting this. I was just talking to my ...Thanks for posting this. <BR/>I was just talking to my friend about this. She made a point of saying that this kind of law will give police further impetus to abuse some women. A policeman arrests a woman and says 'your skirt is too short, I'm taking you to station'. She says, 'please no'. He says, 'What will you give me, otherwise, we're going to station'. <BR/>The senators' daughters choppi' life of the Island will not suffer this of course (The refrain:'Do you know who my father/mother is' applies here)<BR/>How can we put our women in this kind of position?Anonymous[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-81203785709430450112008-02-10T01:27:00.000+01:002008-02-10T01:27:00.000+01:00What more can you say or what do you expect?When p...What more can you say or what do you expect?<BR/><BR/>When people without legislative agenda accidental find themselves in the 'hallowed chambers' of the Natioal Assembly.<BR/><BR/>As long as we have such people without people being selected rather than elected as the representatives of the people; the people will be perpertually remain un-represented.<BR/><BR/>I think it is a bit too late for the Feminist Forum and indeed for everyone; however, all hopes are not lost. <BR/><BR/>Let us begin now to sensitise the people about who represents them and not when elections are around the corner. Until we get it right there people like Sen Ekaette will be continiuosly selected and the women will forever be short-changed.<BR/><BR/>The time for action is Now.Which Way Nigeriahttp://www.whichwaynigeria.net[email protected]