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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Uganda Student 'Barred From Campus Over Skirt Length'

Joaninne Nanyange posted this on her facebook wall....




''Today, dressed like this, I went to the Law Development Centre to attend classes. Unlike all other days, I saw two women seated right outside the Centre's gate, one dressed in a Khaki Police uniform. It was an unusual sight and I thought there was something or someone epic on campus. I got off the boda boda and walked towards the gate. The uniformed woman flagged me down and being the law abiding citizen that I am, I stopped. She asked me to pull my skirt down to see how far down it could go. 


I burst into laughter. 

Her request didn't make sense. She insisted, quite seriously. I told her that was the farthest my skirt could go and there was no need to pull it. The other woman, ever with a very satisfied grin, told me I could not access the campus because my skirt was not long enough for LDC standards. I was shocked. Yes. Shocked. Seeing the bewilderment on my face, the two women laboured to explain. Apparently, skirts like mine attract the boys and men that we study with and bar them from concentrating. 

So they could not be allowed!!!!!!


During induction week, the Deputy Director of the Centre, a woman, told us we shouldn't wear clothes that distract 'our brothers' most of whom are married. I posted about it here. When I got the so-called rules of LDC, I read the section about dress-code and it's ridiculous. They even prescribe the colour of socks that men should wear! 

Having dealt with Ugandan systems, including courts which should know better, I know that until something directly affects you, you are not allowed to complain about it. This far, these rules have not been implemented. Now that they have, I am allowed to complain.


A few years ago, 2014 to be specific, Parliament was debating a law that was dubbed the 'mini-skirt Bill' for its apparent prohibition of mini-skirts. As would be expected, the Bill caused an uproar among opponents and proponents alike. On one side, there was anger about the ridiculousness of the law along with its discriminatory and sexist undertones; while on the other side there was excitement over the law's presentation of fertile ground to ridicule and dehumanise women just for the fun of it. 


Activists stood up against the law and some of these provisions were removed. But the damage was done. Women had been attacked. Women had been beaten. Women had been undressed. We were livid.

But how can we be angry with boda boda men attacking and undressing women for wearing short things when we have institutions that we hold to higher levels of understanding and responsibility fostering cultures that say women are only as appropriate as men say they are? How can we, in good conscience, blame Minister Kibuule for saying women that dress indecently should be raped when we have an institution like LDC barring female students from class so the male ones can concentrate? 


Our bodies have been so sexualised to points of madness and like all cases of marginalisation, the victim pays the price. Why should I miss my classes because men cannot control their sexual urges (that is if they are as bad as they are portrayed)? How is that my problem? Patriarchy has been so grossly institutionalised we all feel the need to legislate and pass rules controlling women's bodies, by among other things creating de facto dress codes for them.

I Work hard, and I manage to pay the millions of shillings required for LDC's tuition. But I can't access the campus to attend my classes because when 'my brothers' look at my knees and legs, they will get erections.

Please let us live. Allow us to prosper. This nonsense needs to end''.



38 comments:

GALORE said...

Just imagine!!!

Nonsense and ingredients





@Galore

OkechukwuOscar Ezeani Wanted!!! said...

Kenya cup of tea 🍵

JACINTA MBACHU said...

WTF

Becky Divine said...

Na waaah

Horrible Habit said...

Someone please help me! I am a 32 year old female seriously addicted to smoking cigarette. How do I stop this horrible habit 😭

Audrey said...

If that is the outfit in question, then the so called brothers should be checked. Looking at that skirt, it doesn't even look tight, unless it she sits and it goes to high.

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

Hian!,..
But the girl is well covered nah...
She can even wear this to church...
Na wah oh!...

redbotafly said...

Theres nothing wrong with this skirt.
I wore way shorter ones while in school and nobdy complained.

Villager said...

Chai!!! Airducation is sweet, see grama. By the were, rules are maint to be breaked and ontil they are breaked, you ve to obey the rules of the game. Pliss my deer, leaf big engleash and obey the rules for now.

Anonymous said...

Continue

xxxTrinityxxx said...

My best friend (female ) smokes and I hate it.hate when men smoke not to talk of females.try nicotine patches or something.electric ciggies too

xxxTrinityxxx said...

Exactly.She can even wear it to church.women always like making each other feel bad that's all

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised,Wetin Unilorin take my eyes see no be small walahi!!!

Adeniji Bisi said...

Hmmm...very easy dear...mail me or I will give u some tips now...check ur mail

Mc pinky

chinenye Lynda said...

Come to Jesus and he will help u out of it

charitybino said...

What is wronging with her outfit?

Tomi said...

Loooool... They should have kuku asked everyone there to be wearing gowns...This is ridiculous mehn

St.FranKooL.... said...

#We are so attached to our way of life that we turn down opportunities simply because we don't know what to do*

mum Sophie said...

Make una no go find the cause of your country's problem . Ndi nzuzu

Kachi said...

Me I don't see anything wrong with what she is wearing

Anonymous said...

Replace it with another habit, N hv a decent person to be accountable to, someone you can report urself N ur progress level with.

Uniq Gem said...

Kenya? Did you read the jist at all 😀😀

Uniq Gem said...

Not good... Not good.

Ijele Nwanyi said...

This is not bad at all. You needed to see what a woman wore yo Wuse Market yesterday, a short dress with no pant as in no underwear at all, na so wind blow d dress exposing her bare arse...you needed to see how she was booed out of the market. Ndi iberibe next time shame no go gree her near the market.

Anonymous said...

pls continue... its gud 4 d health.. end time 32yr old
Werey

THELMA'S CAKE WORLD said...

What kind of nonsense is dis na, she's well dressed and covered...

Horrible Habit said...

Thanks to the positive comments; to the negatives I have this for you- Sensible neighbours do not copy the antics of a mad man/woman who choses to display in public.

Horrible Habit said...

Thanks to the positive comments; to the negatives I have this for you- Sensible neighbours do not copy the antics of a mad man/woman who choses to display in public.

Horrible Habit said...

Thanks to the positive comments; to the negatives I have this for you- Sensible neighbours do not copy the antics of a mad man/woman who choses to display in public.

Kim Kardashian Aka portable queen of sdk blog said...

The skirt is too long naa

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Anonymous said...

You are honestly part of the problems. So what has booing her done in your life? How come we don't boo shirtless men or all those men with their butt crack showing all over the market. If a man's boxers falls down will you boo him? Shameless woman really joining mouth to boo your fellow woman.

Anonymous said...

So church is now the institution responsible for codifying the apparel to wear?
Wear a jumpsuit to church(Korede's out to MAMAS) and wear briefs to club. "Know ye not that your body is the temple of God"?
The question is, why should you wear 'decent outfits' to church alone?
The canonization of church is loathful, nauseating, queasy to say the least.
That's how God sent a pictorial garment of women to a pastor that has his HQRTS in Gbagada and if dare dress contrary, hell is your destination.
I keep asking my folks...what if God is the creation of man and not the reverse?
To the Catholic folks,ever asked yourself why Pope John Paul ii said he was saved by Our Lady of Fatima and not by God when he escaped an assadination attempt in Rome?
I'm outta here menh!

Nitty-Gritty said...

Absolutely nothing wrong with her dressing.

morik mills said...

Hahahahahahaaha...i wonder ooo

morik mills said...

If they can dress like this and still be barred, that means if they happen to be IMSU, it will be a male university

Emmanuel O said...

Hahaha can't stop laughing come Uniport come see girls dey wear bom short dey come lectures that skirt too long sef

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