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Indonesia province moves to ban women from straddling motorcycles, says it shows ‘curves of a woman’s body’Authorities in Indonesia’s Aceh province are pressing ahead with a proposed Islamic law that would ban female passengers from straddling motorbikes despite reported opposition from the central government.Aceh introduced a version of Shariah, or Islamic law, in 2009, after it gained autonomy from the government in a 2005 peace deal to end a long-running separatist war there. The Aceh laws regulate women’s dress and public morality, require shops and other places to close at prayer time, and are enforced by a special unit. Punishments can include public caning.On Monday, authorities in northern Aceh distributed a notice to government offices and villages informing residents of the proposed law, which would apply to adolescent girls and women. It states that women are not allowed to straddle motorbikes unless it’s an “emergency,” and are not allowed to hold onto the driver. (AP Photo/Rahmat Yahya)

Indonesia province moves to ban women from straddling motorcycles, says it shows ‘curves of a woman’s body’
Authorities in Indonesia’s Aceh province are pressing ahead with a proposed Islamic law that would ban female passengers from straddling motorbikes despite reported opposition from the central government.

Aceh introduced a version of Shariah, or Islamic law, in 2009, after it gained autonomy from the government in a 2005 peace deal to end a long-running separatist war there. The Aceh laws regulate women’s dress and public morality, require shops and other places to close at prayer time, and are enforced by a special unit. Punishments can include public caning.

On Monday, authorities in northern Aceh distributed a notice to government offices and villages informing residents of the proposed law, which would apply to adolescent girls and women. It states that women are not allowed to straddle motorbikes unless it’s an “emergency,” and are not allowed to hold onto the driver. (AP Photo/Rahmat Yahya)

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    Fuck Islam. Fuck religion.
  3. progressivehumanity reblogged this from gutenachtjane and added:
    Oh yes, because a woman’s curves are far more dangerous than riding motorcycles side saddle. Riiight.
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    Oh God yes, forbid that you have to see a woman’s curves. We know you can’t control your sexual impulses, so instead you...
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    Sad
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    Haha….I know this rules kind of ridiculous, but I see it as a colour of my country. Aceh is just a little part of...
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    Jan 7, 2012… ”Indonesia province moves to ban women from straddling motorcycles, says it shows ‘curves of a woman’s...
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    the fuck
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    police y u so. stop being stupid.
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    this is proof that government in Aceh cannot hold their desire and lust even when seeing women straddling motorbike or...
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    whose country is this I don’t even.
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    Yep ladies and gents…this is my country. My deep condolences to all the women in Aceh. Cause this is just plain down...
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