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Friday, 8 February 2013

Who Wears the Culotte's

The French government has finally over turned a 200-year-old ban on women wearing trousers. Yes its one of those archaic laws that seem to linger on western statute books (like the mythical one, about taxi drivers being allowed to peeing on the back left hand wheels of their cabs) ... this one was introduced in November 1800 AD, and was never rescinded.

French Girls Breaking The Law - 1922 Paris

Apparently it was aimed at stopping working class women getting jobs considered to be the reserve of men (working-class female revolutionaries were known as "sans-culottes" for wearing trousers) .... I always like these daft laws, most of which are urban myths by the way ....

More French Girls Breaking The Law - Paris

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