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City in Indonesia may ban women from straddling motorcycle seats... Watch

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20896966

    Because it makes them look like men...

    ...Stuff like this makes one despair for the future of humanity... :facepalm2:
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    lol at this quote in the article:

    He added that passengers who sat side-saddle rarely fell off.
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    "When you see a woman straddle, she looks like a man. But if she sits side-saddle, she looks like a woman,"

    what kind of nonsense !
    not only is side straddling more dangerous .. how on earth does it make her LOOK any more like a woman.
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    side-saddling? No thanks.....

    Anyway to avoid sexual assaults governments like this tend to try and make women look less feminine, for example the recent rape in India had a minister suggest skirts should be banned. I'd have thought making woman look like men would be approved of tbh.
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    Because if a woman straddles the motorbike normally that makes her a whore I assume.
    That's a pretty absurd and frankly desperate interpretation of Sharia. Looks like they're getting pretty inventive now in ways to oppress women.
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    Because if a woman straddles the motorbike normally that makes her a whore I assume.
    That's a pretty absurd and frankly desperate interpretation of Sharia. Looks like they're getting pretty inventive now in ways to oppress women.
    It doesn't take much to come up with such absurdity when you have ahadith like this:

    Ibn Abbas said : The Prophet cursed those men who act like women, and women who act like men. In other narrations The Prophet said : Allaah curses the female who acts like a man.

    http://www.islaam.net/main/display.p...2&category=139
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    It's the Aceh province; sharia law rules.

    Hence, the stupid rule.
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    This reminds me of the time Jay from the Inbetweeners said some girls he knew got horny after riding motorbikes due to the vibrations etc. And I thought that was ridiculous, so what am I supposed to think of a law banning all women from riding a motorbike? Moronic as can be.
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    Of course no women actually ride their own motorbike in Indonesia, they only ride pillion. I like that this law effectively bans women from riding motorbikes.
 
 
 
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