Two Women Standing Trial In Morocco For Wearing Skirts

Two women are standing trial in Morocco, facing charges of up to two years, because they were wearing skirts.1 min


For the societies oppressing women everywhere, you often find one common denominator- religion. Under the guise of purity, these societies oppress their women, often applying a gratuitous double standard when it comes to men.

Two women are standing trial in Morocco, facing jail time of up to two years, because they were wearing skirts. The charge is ‘gross indecency’, and their trial has attracted huge public attention, as unsuprisingly,  most people in the Muslim majority nation call their prosecution.

According to BBC:

“Two women have gone on trial in Morocco on charges of “gross indecency” for wearing skirts.

The two were arrested in Inezgane last month, after a market trader drew attention to what they were wearing and a crowd gathered round.

An internet petition calling the arrest an attack on personal freedom has attracted thousands of signatures.

There have been a number of demonstrations over the case in Morocco, with protesters saying that women should be free to wear what they want.

Activists also gathered at the court house on Monday to support the detainees.

The two women, 23 and 29, are being tried under an article in the penal code which says that anyone found guilty of committing an act of “public obscenity” can be jailed for up to two years.

The judge will give a verdict on 13 July.”

Imagine a nation, where you can get jailed just for wearing a skirt! Only the patriarchy inspired by religion can get away with something like that in the 21st century.

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