Islamic Threats to Female Dancing

A popular dance in Guinea’s capital city of Conakry is the buttock-swinging Wolosso dance which originated in the Cote d’Ivoire. Teenagers wearnings kirts or hipsters associated with Wolosso partly expose their buttocks and midriff while dancing. This has infuriated Islamic men who have resorted to beating up girls. The police have even confirmed several cases of rape in connection with the violence against the female teenage dancers. A man commented: “In a Moslem country like ours, we should not be watching and imitating these music videos. I advise all girls and women to dress themselves in proper clothes.” A young girl told the reporter: “Everyone has a right to wear what makes them happy. I’m a young girl—should I be forced to dress in a certain way?”
Information from Guardian of Nigeria

Perhaps, I am dense, but isn’t it contradictory for men who are upset at the manner in which teenage girls dress to rape them? I have never quite figured out why so many people in this world go beserk at hair and dress styles, and, for some, music and dance really sets them off. I am old enough to recall the outrageous cries against Elvis Presley when he wiggled his hips. Funny, I have never come across a story in which women attack men for the manner in which they dress or dance.

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