Cambodian Govt to Propose Law Against Inappropriate Dress

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Cambodian Govt to Propose Law Against Inappropriate Dress

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:55 pm

Campaign to cover up in the name of tradition encourages culture of victim-blaming, rights groups say
By Matt Blomberg

PHNOM PENH, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A proposed law that would let Cambodian police fine people deemed to be dressed inappropriately could be used to curtail women's freedoms and reinforce a culture of impunity around sexual violence, rights campaigners say.

The draft legislation, which will take effect next year if approved by several government ministries and the national assembly, would ban men from going out shirtless and stop women from wearing anything "too short" or "too see-through."

While billed by the government as a way to preserve national traditions, critics fear the law will be used as a tool to control and oppress women in the socially conservative country.

"In recent months, we've seen the policing of women's bodies and clothing from the highest levels of government, belittling women's rights to bodily autonomy and self-expression, and placing blame on women for violence committed against them," said Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights charity.

"I'm apprehensive that this will be disproportionately used against women exercising their fundamental freedoms," she added.

But Ouk Kimlekh, an interior ministry secretary of state leading the drafting process, said the legislation was needed to preserve traditional culture.
"It's good to wear something no shorter than the middle of the thighs," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
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Re: Cambodian Govt to Propose Law Against Inappropriate Dress

Post by rozzieoz » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:59 pm

Good morning, it's 1955.
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Post by Yerg » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:04 pm

Oh my!!!! Welcome to 2020!!
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Post by cambo swa » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:55 am

A law written by men who demand that their wife(s) and daughters adhere to the law but surely hope that the women at their favorite beer garden, KTV, and bar have not been required to adhere to such a policy.
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Re: Cambodian Govt to Propose Law Against Inappropriate Dress

Post by Phnom Poon » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:02 am

it appears to be patriarchy, but this kind of law usually has it's roots in matriarchy
uncovered hot young women present an sexual-economic threat
reduce the supply, increase the price

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monstra mihi bona!
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Re: Cambodian Govt to Propose Law Against Inappropriate Dress

Post by Alex » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:27 am

Hopefully the law, insane as it is, will cover shirtless barang as well.
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Post by thold » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:17 am

I guess that's right. I'm disgusted by the sight of stripped prostitutes on the main streets of Phnom Penh.
Cultural rot has embraced this country with the sex maniacs of the rich West. America's time is running out and it's time for the world to return to normal
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Post by Duncan » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:31 am

thold wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:17 am
I guess that's right. I'm disgusted by the sight of stripped prostitutes on the main streets of Phnom Penh.
Cultural rot has embraced this country with the sex maniacs of the rich West. America's time is running out and it's time for the world to return to normal

Are you talking about the ,, old normal, or the ,, new normal
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: Cambodian Govt to Propose Law Against Inappropriate Dress

Post by thold » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:38 am

Duncan wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:31 am
Are you talking about the ,, old normal, or the ,, new normal
Normal is normal. Western culture in the second half of the 20th century wasn't normal. That is why it collapses only after half a century.
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