Friday, March 30, 2012

Damn you Indonesia (and Islam)

Every man has a secret buck list.  My secret bucket list, the one my wife does not know about and will never find out about because she does not read my blog, includes a spring trip to Indonesia for the annual unveiling of the miniskirts. Now, thanks to Indonesia’s Religious Affairs Minister, I may never get the chance to cross this important event off my list. Indonesia’s grand tradition is at risk. They want to ban miniskirts. Apparently, miniskirts are the root cause of all rape.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Indonesia’s House of Representatives speaker, Marzuki Alie, also recently made inflammatory comments around women's apparel, suggesting that women who wear miniskirts could encourage men to rape them.

To fight this imaginary rape scenario, Indonesia's Religious Affairs Minister, Suryadharma Ali wants to classify miniskirts as a porn crime. 

'Pornography is something that we can feel … but we have to make the criteria,'' Suryadharma Ali said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

I have a message for you Suryadharma Ali. Rape is caused by men who will rape a woman wearing a burka if they have the opportunity. Women are the victims. Limiting what women wear will not decrease the incidence of rape. Rational people understand this, and we understand that you are going after miniskirts because it offends your religious sensibilities. This must not be allowed to stand. Miniskirt women of Indonesia, I implore you to rise up and throw Ali and anyone who supports him out of office. The future of my secret buck list is at stake.

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