2cm skirts are just wrong

2012-01-07 18:32

In black culture a woman should not be seen in scanty outfits such as a “2cm skirt” (as it is known in kasi lingo) in public.

The victim should have known better before she stepped out of her house to go to her destination via the Noord Street taxi rank – now a notorious mini-skirt “no-go area”.

The humiliating experience of Nwabisa Ngcukana, who was groped and insulted for her very short skirt in 2008, and the latest incident, should be a lesson to other potential 2cm wearers who dare to walk in the vicinity of taxi ranks in future: some taxi drivers are just plain nasty.

Sitting idle at the rank the entire day easily turns to boredom, and revealing mini-skirts can turn idle thoughts into menacing ones.

With all due respect to women who say they have a right to choose their outfits, it’s silly to throw yourself at the wolves.

After all, revealing those thighs and in some cases a bit of bum, is not attractive to all men.

So, dear lady friends, let’s rather focus on self-respect.

» Daniel Mothowagae is a sports writer and cartoonist for City Press

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