Safety and miniskirts

Sometimes I think the BBC tries to stir controversy with its Africa desk. This one certainly caught my eye:

Nsaba Buturo told journalists in Kampala that wearing a miniskirt was like walking naked in the streets.

“What’s wrong with a miniskirt? You can cause an accident because some of our people are weak mentally,” he said.

That is the Ugandan ethics and integrity minister explaining how to regulate safety.

I have a better idea. Anyone who causes an accident and blames it on simple distractions like the normal appearance of another person — the dress on a woman — should lose his/her license for a year.

A more radical idea would be to mandate everyone wear miniskirts so that drivers become more accustomed to them (e.g. “learn” so they aren’t “weak mentally”) and drive without distraction. Safety first… and bonus is you’ll find out why a miniskirt is not the problem.

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