Uganda is an extra ordinary country: from ‘Marriage and Domestic violence’ to ‘pornography and miniskirt’ bill and I love it. I don’t know whether both these bills were introduced to divert us from something, but if so, it’s certainly working. This may surprise a few people here but I’m with the government on this one. Yes, I want to see miniskirts banned on streets, not at home, and I think our UAH forum has played a crucial role in getting the government to think about this issue… thanks to the few pictures we have been sharing with them. This bill will save men from ‘thigh-power’ mistakes. Yes, some thighs have got power over some people and we need to find a way around this.
I’m not saying that all men are animals, with no control over their sexual urges, who can be provoked into random intercourse by a glimpse of a thigh or a wink, but I’m saying that we should never underestimate the power of ‘EKISAMBI’ (thigh). To quote a line from Jackie Gleason in the original Smokey and The Bandit: “You can think about it……but just don’t do it.” But we seriously need to trim ‘Kisambi’ powers a little bit for the sake of controlling certain evils in our society. Men usually leer at a girl who wears tight sweaters and miniskirts. That’s what we are! We like ‘EKISAMBI’ (not the chicken one), and i think it’s appropriate that we come up with measures to control ‘EKISAMBINESS’!
The hypocrisy among some in the opposition in Uganda and their western counter parts is simple enough to see. Frankly, I expected the opposition to support the government on this one but they are all over the place. Mao is fighting UYD; Otunu is fighting ‘UPC’; FDC is ‘reconciling’ and planning another delegates conference, e.t.c. So, let me just poke their friends in the developed nations a little bit.
Belgium banned the Islamic burka and similar garb in public but few people in the west made a lot of noise against it because it’s their business. I think France did a similar thing and we were OK with it. So, why the fuss on Uganda and miniskirts as I saw in the UK’s Daily mail?
I also read somewhere that they outlawed miniskirts in the White House during the Clinton admin. Evelyn Lieberman, the former deputy chief of staff at the White House and former Director of Voice of America (and she doesn’t have any foreign policy experiences), banned miniskirts, tight pants and low-cut and sleeveless shirts and any other clothing deemed provocative. She worked for the Clintons at the White House between 1993 to 2000, and I bet she saw how Monica Lewinsky dressed up.
Former ethics minister, Nsaba Buturo, tried to ban miniskirts and he didn’t succeed. Hope the MPs support this Karamoja Ethics guy and the bill this time around and let it pass. I think the Uganda opposition need to pull their heads out of their asses and not just oppose the government for the sake of it. We may not have enough resources to implement such a law but it at least sends a message out there about what is expected of descent clothing among our ladies.
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