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Ripped and ready for rape.Those knees, tho!Egypt’s Alexandria University decided to kick off the semester with a new dress code banning tight outfits, and ripped jeans, along with religious togs, including the Nation’s ever popular and uber comfortable jellabiya (spelled several different ways from Sunday).

According to Tarek Nour el-Deen, a former assistant to Egypt’s Education Minister, Alexandria University’s new dress code is exactly what Egypt needs in 2017.

In an interview with Al-Monitor last month, Tarek Nour el-Deen explained, “Unifying the dress code on campus can also reduce violence rates, because usually violence emerges from feelings of hatred and grudges. When the dress code is unified, everyone is equal and no one is better than the other in terms of social classes… That is why I am backing any decision that prevents inappropriate attitudes and clothing on campus, because the University is a holy place and should be respected.”A jellabiya—so airy, and not allowed on campus.

Speaking of violence and going back to the ripped jeans aspect, it should be noted that Alexandria University’s new dress code was put into effect before Nabih al-Wahsh went on Egyptian TV and tried to make the case that it was a civic duty to rape any woman found wearing them.

Yes, lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh ignited a lively debate on Infrad when he told a panel that, “I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her.”

Anyone else ready to stand for that anthem? 

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    Ripped jeans are NOT an invitation to rape.

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  • That lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh, he must be crazy. There is no genre of clothes could be used as excuse for raping. I'm so sad that there is still this attitude out there. Don't blame on the victims while there are many men don't do the same thing. They saw and they don't do that "patriotic duty", because they're human, not animals.
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