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Paris drops trouser ban
for women after 200 years

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:eljefe99, 2/5/2013 6:36:35 PM

One of the world´s most fashionable cities can no longer skirt the issue -- ladies want to wear pants, too. France’s Minister of Women’s Rights, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, repealed last week an over 200-year-old law in Paris that said police could arrest women for dressing like men, The Telegraph reports. "This ordinance is incompatible with the principles of equality between women and men, which are listed in the constitution, and in France's European commitments,” Vallaud-Belkacem said in a statement. The law, which has been unenforced in recent years,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/5/2013 7:14:48 PM     (No. 9160583)

Georges Sand, who lived through most of the 19th century, frequently dressed as a man in public. Evidence that the ban was not enforced.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/5/2013 9:53:03 PM     (No. 9160753)

It may have been on the books, but this old law was not enforced for a long, long time. If ever.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/6/2013 8:16:31 AM     (No. 9161218)

I despise these silly articles. Of course there are laws on the books that are left over from a different age. We have many such things in this country, as well. There are plenty of laws about not scaring the horses with your new-fangled, horseless carriage.

Lawmakers rarely take the time to delete old laws from the books. We know that. The only difference here is that France has been around a little longer than Wisconsin...

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Paris drops trouser ban
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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
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One of the world´s most fashionable cities can no longer skirt the issue -- ladies want to wear pants, too. France’s Minister of Women’s Rights, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, repealed last week an over 200-year-old law in Paris that said police could arrest women for dressing like men, The Telegraph reports. "This ordinance is incompatible with the principles of equality between women and men, which are listed in the constitution, and in France's European commitments,” Vallaud-Belkacem said in a statement. The law, which has been unenforced in recent years,



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