Religious Respect Or Rape Culture: Indian Government Advises Visitors To Not Wear Skirts

- By Bossip Staff

If you’re planning a trip to India, you might want to limit your vacation attire to skinny jeans and yoga pants, at least that’s what the Indian Minister of Tourism advises. reports Mahesh Sharma, India’s minister for tourism and culture, created a travel list of cultural do’s and don’t’s as part of the welcome kit provided to tourists upon arrival at the airport. But some prospective tourists are taking issue with Sharma’s “fashion don’t” recommendations. While addressing the media in Agra, the home of the Taj Majal, Sharma addressed a recommendation that advises women to not wear skirts at night in small cities. “(The list) has instructions like if they are in small cities, they should not roam around alone at night or wear skirts.” Sharma says the advisory has more to do with religious customs than rape culture and women should be mindful when visiting places of religious importance…

Meet The Women Who Perform Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a common practice in 29 countries located in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Although it’s cited as a rite of passage for women, FGM is a sexually violent practice that can lead to disease and even death. According to Broadly, FGM varies from “country to country and cutter to cutter,” but the World Health Organization has classified the practice into three different types: clitoridectomy (partial or total removal of clitoris), excision (removing the inner labia along with the clitoris) and infibulation (sealing the vaginal opening shut). These rituals are usually performed in unsanitary conditions with unhygienic tools. “Aftercare usually consists of solitary confinement in a lightless room, with the occasional pail of salted water to bathe the resulting wounds,” reports Broadly. Despite the excruciating pain many pubescent pre-teens face because of FGM, there are women who chose to become cutters, even at a young age…

Desiigner: No Methadone, Methamphetamine Or OxyContin In SUV

Desiigner caught a raw deal and NYPD has some explaining to do. It turns out that there was no methadone, methamphetamine or OxyContin among the pills found in the SUV the G.O.O.D. Music rapper was a passenger in before he was arrested for charges that included menacing and drug possession. According to TMZ, the authorities claimed the aforementioned drugs were found in the vehicle, but it turns out all the pills were steroids. And they all belonged to the driver of the vehicle. The SUV was initially pulled over after a road rage incident where a driver alleged that Desiigner pointed a gun at him. However, there no gun found in the vehicle. There were reportedly a total of 302 pills in Ziploc bags. Which makes us wonder, what in the hell is this driver doing on the side? Anyway, so far the only charges that have been dropped are intent to sell…

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