Gutsy Gals in Muslim Indonesia Hold Slut Walk Protest in Miniskirts & Leggings

Holding a slut walk protest in San Francisco is one thing… Holding a slut walk protest in Jakarta is something entirely different.

Indonesian women stage a protest wearing miniskirts at Jakarta’s central roundabout. About 50 women in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, donned miniskirts to protest remarks by the Jakarta city governor who blamed a recent gang rape on the victim’s choice of clothing. (AFP)

Gutsy women outraged by comments by a Muslim official in Jakarta held a slut walk protest this weekend.
Reuters reported:

Scores of women and children wearing colorful miniskirts and tight leggings gathered in central Jakarta on Sunday, outraged by a public official’s comments that provocatively dressed women are to blame for sexual assaults.

The protest was in response to remarks by the Indonesian capital city’s governor Fauzi Bowo, who said on Friday that women must not wear revealing clothes to avoid being raped or victimized.

He quickly apologized, but his comments were publicized widely via local media and Twitter.

The rally called on police and the Indonesian government to do more to protect women and help the victims of sexual assault.

Women carried placards saying “Don’t tell us how to dress, tell them not to rape,” and “My body is not porn, instead it’s your dirty mind.”

Fortunately, the hardliners didn’t blow them up. That’s a good thing.

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