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Women in Paris finally
allowed to wear trousers

Telegraph [UK], by Devorah Lauter

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/4/2013 12:11:51 AM

Paris - On January 31, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, France´s minister of women´s rights, made it officially impossible to arrest a woman for wearing trousers in the French capital. The law required women to ask police for special permission to "dress as men" in Paris, or risk being taken into custody. In 1892 and 1909 the rule was amended to allow women to wear trousers, "if the woman is holding a bicycle handlebar or the reins of a horse." The law was kept in place until now, despite repeated attempts to repeal it, in part because officials said the unenforced rule was not a priority, and part of French

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Hillary riding in on her broom was allowed. After all, she was Secretary of State.

Historically, it had to do with the French Revolution, yet not a song about wearing pants as a protest in "Les Misérables."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/4/2013 12:18:02 AM     (No. 9156743)

Glad I never went to Paris. I never wear skirts anymore and haven´t for about 20 years!!!.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: anonymous, 2/4/2013 12:57:05 AM     (No. 9156761)

Interesting how women are allowed to cross-dress without being stared at etc. Put a man in a dress and suddenly people are making derogatory comments, including the very same women who cross-dress.

There´s definitely a double standard. Women created the double standard.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 2/4/2013 1:41:31 AM     (No. 9156779)

We already know who wears the trousers in the Obama household.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: billa, 2/4/2013 3:27:28 AM     (No. 9156793)

Thank goodness because now we do not have to see their unshaven hairy legs.

During college, studied some time in Paris and none of my French dorm mates even remotely shaved - worse they hardly bathed. And, I was considered weird.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jenfidel, 2/4/2013 3:40:07 AM     (No. 9156796)

I spent a considerable time in Paris, including an entire summer & never once was bothered by French police about wearing pants.
The French love the past, though. This is kind of funny & apparently goes back to the French Revolution.
Makes Georges Sand, who effected the Amazon Look, even more of a rebel.

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