Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sudanese reporter arrested for wearing trousers


Lubna Hussein, a Sudanese reporter for the United Nations, was arrested for public indecency for wearing trousers in the culturally and religiously divided nation. Hussein, who was wearing professional trousers women in most parts of Asia, Europe, the U.S., and other western nations take for granted, was found guilty and fined by a Sudanese court.

10 of the other 11 women arrested with Hussein have already plead guilty and been whipped, but Hussein says she refuses to pay the fine and is prepared to go to prison to prove her point. Her attorney maintains the indecency laws are unnecessarily vague and broad. There is a large divide between the mostly Islamic Arab-oriented north and the mostly Christian, sub-Saharan oriented south.

Hussein's case has galvanized the women's movement across the Sudan where thousands of women and girls have been beaten and harrassed under the guise of public indecency laws since the 1990's.

I wonder what you would get for wearing this?


(Tamar Braxton, Toni's sister.)

Source: Reuters

8 comments:

  1. a new daisy razor?

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  2. i'm quite sure they would stone her to death. she looks like an evil alien in this picture

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  3. that's a good place for a "stick-up"

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  4. she just looks like a yeast infection. she needs to do commercials for monistat. i hope she got arrested for prostitution right after this picture was taken.

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  5. Good for that reporter. I hope she isn't beaten for standing up for her rights. It's not like they were tight or revealing pants. She was very tasteful and she is covered from head to waist.

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  6. ugh...next time can you give us a warning...especially since i was eating yogurt...*yuck*

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  7. What kind a slackness dat? There is a big difference between sexy and trashy and that picture is a good example of the latter. I would never go out with someone who dresses like that no matter how hot she looked-I can't believe she stepped outside her own house wearing that in public. Does she want attention that badly?

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