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#35807 - 09 Nov 06 08:07 Fashion News
Polar Bear Offline
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as Sharia Law comes to Indonesia, banning short skirts and hot pants, in Korea the reverse is happening:


Korean fashion show for World Cup]
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Models in underwear pose at a fashion show held to wish the South Korean
national soccer team success in the 2006 World Cup in Germany, in Seoul
May 17, 2006. South Korea is in the final stages of revising an
indecency law that prohibits people from wearing revealing outfits and
was once enforced by ruler-wielding police during authoritarian
governments in the 1970s, officials said.

SEOUL - Hot pants and miniskirts will soon be legal in South Korea.

The country is in the final stages of revising an indecency law that
prohibits people from wearing revealing outfits and was once enforced by
ruler-wielding police during authoritarian governments in the 1970s,
officials said.

"The law for excessive exposure does not match our current society,"
said Kim Jae-kwang, an official with the Korea Legislation Research
Institute.

Under authoritarian rule, police could arrest or fine women for their
fashion choices. They also took scissors to men whose hair they felt was
too long and tossed people in jail for unauthorized dancing.

The rules stayed on the books as South Korea moved to an open democracy
in the late 1980s, but were no longer enforced.

Now miniskirts are about as common as traffic jams in the capital of
Seoul and police have long given up on measuring the distance from knees
to hemlines.

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#35810 - 09 Nov 06 11:13 Re: Fashion News [Re: Polar Bear]
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