Women in Swaziland can now be arrested for wearing mini-skirts or cropped tops because they are responsible for provoking their own rapes. The government has announced that it will now enforce an 1889 law banning “immoral” dressing. Of course, the same week an Iowa court held that employers could fire attractive women who may be too great a temptation for them.
Women can now be jailed for up to a year if they fail to pay a fine for dressing in this way. The female spokesperson for the government, Wendy Hleta, warned that “[t]e act of the rapist is made easy because it would be easy to remove the half-cloth worn by the women.”
By the way, there is an exception for the annual dance for Swaziland’s monarch King Mswati III, when scantily dressed women dance for the King before he choses a new wife. He currently has 13 spouses. This includes bare-breasted virgins on display for the King.