Rape threats for African women in miniskirts

Bus drivers in Swaziland have said that they will rape any female passenger wearing a miniskirt. No, I’m not shitting you.
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They have banned women from wearing revealing clothes on buses after three men were arrested for allegedly gang-raping an 18-year-old schoolgirl at a bus station in the town of Manzini.
Witnesses said the men – a bus driver and two conductors – shouted abuse at the girl for wearing a miniskirt.
When about 1,000 women demonstrated against the attack, drivers and conductors threatened to do the same again. One conductor said: “Women who wear miniskirts want to be raped, and we will give them what they want.”

Ah, yes. Didn’t you know that the universal “fuck me” fashion was wearing a miniskirt? Completely appalling.

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