Saturday, July 30, 2011

200 years later, women in Paris can soon wear trousers legally!!!

Women in Paris may soon be legally allowed to wear trousers after a female French senator called for a 200-year old ban technically still in place to be lifted.

The bizarre ban was first introduced in late 1799 by Paris' police chief, and stipulated than any woman wishing to "dress like a man" must seek special permission from police and provide medical justification for showing their legs.

This makes the laissez-faire French capital theoretically more hardline than Islamic states like Sudan on the dress code front.

"I discovered this order this year, I was amazed," said Maryvonne Blondin, a French senator who filed a bill in the Senate last month calling for the ban to be finally repealed. She hopes it will be approved soon. More...

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