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Women Protest Rape Remark in Indonesia

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Jakarta governor is ripped by miniskirted women for his comment on provocative dress

Nothing illustrates the strains on Indonesian society better than what happened in Jakarta when the city governor, Fauzi Bowo, said last week that women who wear miniskirts in public are inviting rape.

The howls have been heard far and wide, with the governor becoming an object of derision in editorial columns and around water coolers throughout the city.

About 50 furious miniskirted women showed up at a traffic circle in the middle of Jakarta Sunday for a symbolic protest against the remarks. The governor Saturday hastily backed away, saying “I apologize because my earlier statement was very prone to misinterpretation.”

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