[Thanks to Susie Bright]Minister pushes for ban on 'pornographic miniskirts', article.
Indonesia's powerful Religious Affairs Minister believes miniskirts are pornographic and should be banned under tough new anti-pornography laws.
In comments embraced by the country's top Islamic advisory body, Suryadharma Ali said that ''one [criterion of pornography] will be when someone wears a skirt above the knee''.
Different … Balinese would be excluded from the laws. Photo: AP
''Of course there are some exceptions for places like Bali and Papua. Balinese women, for instance, they have a unique way of dressing; the upper part of their traditional dress [does not cover their shoulders] but it's not pornography. They also dance gracefully and it's not considered pornography..."
So if we could teach porn stars to dance gracefully (not likely, I admit), then we may gain a beachhead.
Then of course, if all they were allowed is to show their shoulders, then penthouse.com might see a drop in sales.
It is very weird to me that you think you have a bullet-proof definition of something, like "porn" is "sexually explicit communication", and then it turns out that everybody *still* defines these things *so* differently! To some people, seeing a woman's thighs is actually "sexually explicit", and no amount of arguing can make them see it differently.