Posts tagged "indonesia"

Indonesian State Will Force Late-Night Daters To Marry

What if you had to marry the first person you were out past 9 p.m. with?

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 3, 2015

Indonesia Says No To “Virginity Tests” On Senior High School Girls

Indonesian officials have said “thanks, but no thanks” to a proposal to require female high school seniors undergo what is referred to as “virginity testing,” but really means forcing a young woman to prove that she has a hymen. An education official on Sumatra suggested “virginity testing” would discourage premarital sex — apparently because…

Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2013

No More Bikinis For Miss World?

A collective groan from adolescent males can be heard ‘round the globe! The Miss World beauty pageant announced yesterday that there will be no bikinis worn in their 2013 pageant in Indonesia this September. Said the pageant organizer:
“It has been misunderstood by some people that Miss World is a beauty competition focusing o…

Alyson Penn / June 7, 2013

Women In Indonesian Province Have Been Banned From Farting

Update: The Wadiyan is an online satire newspaper that publishes fictional news reports with the intention of providing pure humour. And I did not know that. Never before have I been so pleased to report that this news item is a piece of satire. Let the farting resume!

According to a new law, the wome…

Ami Angelowicz / April 8, 2013

Indonesian Judge Says “In A Rape Case Both The Rapist And The Victim Enjoy It”

Well, here’s an offensive and insensitive comment about rape victims that truly takes the cake.

An Indonesian judge who is a candidate for the Indonesian Supreme Court was asked whether the death penalty was a fitting punishment for rape. Here is how Muhammad Daming Sanusi answered the question, according to CNN:
“Consideratio…

Jessica Wakeman / January 16, 2013

Indonesian City Bans Slutty Ladies From “Straddling” Male Bicyclists

Women in the Indonesian city of Lhokseumawe must now ride side-saddle on bikes and motorcycles, because “straddling” a male bicyclist from behind as he peddles in front is now verboten.

Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2013

Indonesia To Thoughtfully Ban Miniskirts So Female Lawmakers Don’t “Invite” Rape

Thank goodness female lawmakers in Indonesia have their male colleagues to look out for them. These silly women simply thought their outfits were a fashion statement, but little did they know that their “provocative” clothing invited rape. That’s why members of Indonesia’s parliament have drafted rules to ban female lawmakers from wearing miniskirts and other…

Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2012

Nike Factory Forced To Pay Workers $1 Million In Unpaid Overtime Wages

In a workers’ rights victory, a factory manufacturing Nike products in Indonesia has been ordered to pay its workers more than $1 million in back wages for unpaid overtime. The 4,500 workers of the PT Nikomas plant in Bantan, Indonesia, will be compensated for more than 600,000 hours of unpaid overtime over the last two years (though…

Julie Gerstein / January 13, 2012

File Under: Children Who Dance Better Than We Can

Brendan, an 8-year-old contestant on Indonesia’s version of “X-Factor,” has enough swagger for a whole castful of “Jersey Shore” wannabees. Watch him “beat up the beat” in an adorable child-sized gold suit jacket. Related: How sad must the adult professional dancers be that they are backing up a pre-teen? [BuzzFeed]…

Julie Gerstein / October 12, 2010

Indonesian Beauty Chain Uses Hairy Advertising Tactics

Popular Indonesian salon and beauty school franchise Johnny Andrean wanted to get the word out about their new hair strengthening product. A simple television commercial or billboard ad was not enough. Instead, they opted for a more literal display: hanging what appears to be human hair ponytails on commuter trains in the capital of Jakarta.

Zandile Blay / September 2, 2009

Chastity Belts For Massage Therapists

Masseuses in Indonesia’s East Java province have been asked by the local government to wear a lock on their pants in an attempt to curb prostitution. Aren’t you curious who keeps the keys? Some people don’t think this is a brilliant idea: “It is not the right way to prevent promiscuity,” said Meuthia Hatta, state…

Catherine Strawn / April 10, 2008