What are women now expected to wear?

Since when did male taxi drivers qualify as fashion experts? Who said they were allowed to critique the dress sense of the women, who pay them by the way, to use their taxis? Did they notice that women drive buses, tractors, trucks, cranes, fly huge aircraft, are astronauts, some are presidents and prime ministers of their countries? And believe it or not, some drive taxis!

Since when did male taxi drivers qualify as fashion experts? Who said they were allowed to critique the dress sense of the women, who pay them by the way, to use their taxis? Did they notice that women drive buses, tractors, trucks, cranes, fly huge aircraft, are astronauts, some are presidents and prime ministers of their countries? And believe it or not, some drive taxis!

First it was Jacob Zuma, who said the woman who accused him of rape was wearing a skirt, so clearly she was asking for sex. Then last year, some men in Umlazi stripped a woman naked and paraded her through the township because she was wearing pants. Now it's this incident!

So let's see. Women can't wear skirts. They can't wear pants and they can't wear miniskirts. What can they wear? A sack that covers them from head to toe and seals at the bottom? Might make it hard to walk and use a taxi after all.

Carol Milner, Johannesburg

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