It took more than 30 Years

To legalize miniskirts in S. Korea.


I did not know it was illegal to wear miniskirts in year 2006 ,in fact it was.

According to Reuters “The country is in the final stages of revising an indecency law that prohibits people from wearing revealing outfits and was once enforced by governments in the 1970s,


officials said.”

What took so long for law makers to revise this kind of obsolete law?Here’s full article from

Reuters.

South Korea moves to legalize miniskirts


SEOUL (Reuters) – 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. © Reuters 2006. All Rights Reserved.

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4 Responses to “It took more than 30 Years”

  1. Music from my Seoul Says:

    This is hilarious!! I had no idea!! Korean girls are so into mini skirts (they do have the body for it!! but watchout for the harrassment…)
    Your blog is so cool and full of unexpected news! Didn’t see the hug thing – however I came face to face to a “hug guy” back in Montreal last summer.
    It’s funny. They don’t want money. Just a hug! Did you get one? 😉

  2. paka Says:

    don’t mind the miniskirt at all…it’s always a pleasure to see girls wearing them…even if it’s winter and freezing. funny thing, it seems girls love to wear minis in the fall and winter and love to wear pants in the summer…strange. but i guess it’s all about skin colour.

  3. lookingreflection Says:

    ha ha, I remember college boys used to keep their hair long as rebelion and hid away from police enforcement in late 1970s and early 1980. I really had no idea that it was illegal to wear mini-skirts in Korea. I think I wore them a lot when I used to visit.

  4. JiMong Says:

    Yes…also everyone assumed I was an artist with my short pony-tailed hair before the 1988 Seoul Olympic..it could be also very interesting to dig some of these obsolete laws…LOL

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