Nearly 1,000 Kenyans protest after a woman is attacked for wearing a miniskirt


Nearly 1,000 people took to the streets of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Monday after a woman wearing a miniskirt was stripped naked at a bus stop by a group of men who accused her of dressing indecently.

Word of the attack, which occurred last week, spread after a video that captured it went viral, sparking a solidarity movement on social media under the hashtag #MyDressMyChoice. Hours before the march, a second video emerged of a similar attack on another woman.

Many of the demonstrators wore miniskirts in solidarity.  But as they made their way through town, things took an ugly turn when men turned up to harass them for participating in the march.

Men opposing the protest ripped a T-shirt and waved around the shreds to show what they would do to a woman dressed in revealing clothing.
A sizable contingent of men, led by prominent local activist Boniface Mwangi…

View original post 228 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s