Don't Take Your Sexy Legs To Uganda:They Don't Like That

Posted by Jeneba Project on Friday, December 20, 2013 Under: Articles
Uganda is one of Africa's poorest and tumultuous countries, ranking 161 out of 187 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index. The countries indexed are categorized into Very High Human Development, High Human Development, Medium Human Development, and Low Human Development, and Uganda falls among the group of countries in the last category. Uganda was also the longtime playground of Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord Resistance Army, who is still operating in that region.  

But the social welfare of its people is not a major priority for Uganda's leaders; it is the length of their women's skirts that matters most in the scheme of human development and social welfare. The Ugandan Parliament has, therefore, passed the Anti-pornography Bill, which according to the Ugandan Daily Monitor, "outlaws anything that shows sexual parts of a person such as breast, thighs, buttocks, or any erotic behavior intended to cause sexual excitement or any indecent act of behavior tending to corrupt morals, among other things." Legally speaking, this basically implies wrapping oneself in a blanket like a bad Christmas gift intended to hide all clues from its unlucky recipient. 

According to the BBC, Simon Lokodo, the Bill's author, who is also Minister of Ethics and Integrity (whatever that means), has specifically stated that women who wore "anything above the knee" should be arrested. So in a country where the life expectancy is only 58 years, where 25% of the population lives below the poverty line, where maternal mortality and infant mortality rank high, and schools are ill-equipped, the major priority of its lawmakers and leaders is who is showing sexy skin. It is the nature of nations on the brink of failure to think that regulating every human activity could save them from their doom. 

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