February 4, 2013

Your skirt is flattering and yet legally compliant

Women in Paris get rights to wear pants

The law was kept in place until now, despite repeated attempts to repeal it, in part because officials said the unenforced rule was not a priority, and part of French “legal archaeology”.

(via The Age)

comments

  1. Kathy Hilen-Smith on February 5th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    The “trousers rule” was amended to allow women to wear trousers, “if the woman is holding a bicycle handlebar or the reins of a horse”.

    Well thank God.

  2. Kathy Hilen-Smith on February 5th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Knee-breeches – the “culottes” of the bourgeoisie.

  3. Kathy Hilen-Smith on February 5th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    France has a minister of women’s rights?

  4. Sheila Ryan on February 6th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    French “legal archaeology”. Is that some kind of theoretical fairy dust? Is it an academic idée reçue? Has it penetrated American graduate school programs yet?