Petition Against Touts Attacking Women In Mini-Skirts
An online petition has been started against touts or hwindis attacking women in mini-skirts in Zimbabwe.
This is especially prevalent in Harare particularly in the Gulf area.
It is addressed at Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa. It was created by Lynn Chikosha in the United Kingdom. In it she says it is not up to the hwindis to play judge and jury when deciding what is inappropriate clothing. She calls for the minister to arrest touts who engage in such activities.
To be honest, we are disgusted that this has been going on for so long and very rarely do you hear that the perpetrators have been brought to book. Zimbabwe is a lot better than this. The idea that a woman cannot walk about the city in shorts because she could get beaten up is an embarrassment to all of us. Rather than telling the women to watch what they wear, shouldn’t we be saying that they should have the right to do so? Only when there are issues of public indecency involved, that is to say, she was nude, then should the LAW and not mob justice come into play.
Besides, we like women in shorts and mini-skirts in the summer. Any decent man with a pulse does.
We think everyone who reads this should be signing this petition. To do so, click here.