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Polish MP wants to ban miniskirts


by Vanessa Charles


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On May 8, 2007, a Polish deputy tabled a bill aimed at repressing "sexual temptations", including the wearing of miniskirts, generous necklines, transparent blouses or insistent make-up.

Who is this MP?

Artur Zawiszaborn in 1969 in Lublin, was elected deputy to the Sejm of the 4th district in 2001.e He is a member of the Kaczynski brothers' Law and Justice party, which is currently in power. He is the one who introduced this text in order to keep prostitution out of the main urban streets, reports the magazine "Newsweek Polska", a social and political weekly with a liberal profile. 

The MP wants to see young women dressed "decently" and has already spoken to the Minister of Justice about the issue. Artur Zawisza recognizes that the new law, if passed, could lead to some confusion. "It could happen that a pretty young woman gets arrested on her way home from a disco," he said, adding that he trusts the police to distinguish "respectable women from promiscuous ones.

The history of the miniskirt

Created in 1960 by Mary Quant, an English stylist, it is at the origin of a real sexual, stylistic and commercial revolution.  

"The message is, 'I'm very sexy, I like sex and I'm provocative, but you'll have to put in the work to be able to be with me.' Now it's up to the woman." Mary Quant

The mini-skirt ends up entering the customs, it became a symbol of women's liberation in the 1960s, women expressed a desire to liberate their sexuality through the language of clothing. The miniskirt is experienced as alienating by a new generation of women and questions the male gaze.

Sources: La Libre Belgique, Radiofrance

Vanessa Charles

A (very) close friend of Cupid and a true lover of relationships of all kinds, I am the main editor of Give Me Date. I answer your questions about couples, sexuality and dating and I test dating sites to give you a subjective opinion on how to find love or meet new people.

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