The Islamic government in Malaysia's city of Kuala Terengganu has banned non-Muslim women from wearing mini-skirts, tight fitting dresses, and even moderately revealing clothes such as short-sleeved shirts and tight jeans to work. Muslim women are being called to wear a headscarf known as the tudong, which has to be tightly drawn about the face.
According to Reuters, this new law is part of governments efforts to drive out what they call "indecency." It is unknown when the planned ban will go into effect, reports Reuters.
Non-Muslim Malaysians make up nearly half of the population of Malaysia. The Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) is the main opposition party in Malaysia. They have plans to make Malaysia an orthodox Islamic state, including having sharia (Islamic) law, reports Reuters. Elections will be held this year.
7/24/2014 From Passion to Progress Briefing Brings Together Feminist Leaders and Hundreds of Young Activists - Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) staff, two congresswomen, and over a hundred DC interns came together yesterday for FMF's Intern Student/Activist briefing in Dirksen Senate building to discuss how to put a women's rights agenda into action.
Over plates of donuts and cups coffee, participants listened to a succession of engaging and passionate speeches from congressional and feminist leaders: Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and FMF President Eleanor Smeal. . . .