Tuesday, September 20, 2005

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"The streets were full of miniskirts"

Last Thursday was Costa Rica's independence day. According to Jacqueline Paisley, the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education put some constraints on how the day should be celebrated:

The Ministerio de Educación Público promised to suspend for up to 30 days any marcher who wore a miniskirt, defined as anything with the hem above the knees. The streets were full of miniskirts Thursday all over the country, in part because such skirts were part of the uniforms schools have purchased....

Each year the ministry decrees against miniskirts, and each year tons of female marchers wear them.

posted by Dan on 09.20.05 at 02:07 PM


Thanks for the link!

posted by: Jacqueline on 09.20.05 at 02:07 PM [permalink]

My former boss went to Catholic school when she was young, and she said once that the nuns used to regularly check skirt length and punish any girl whose skirt didn't reach her knees.

I've always been amused by schools that make short-enough-to-count-as-mini skirts part of the school uniform.

posted by: crane on 09.20.05 at 02:07 PM [permalink]

Costa Rican women are the most beautiful in the world. Believe me, you would have wanted to be there.

posted by: Patrick on 09.20.05 at 02:07 PM [permalink]

I always thought a miniskirt was one that went only halfway down the thigh. Almost-knee-length dresses don't count - at least not in this country.

Guess Ann Coulter better not set foot in Costa Rica.

posted by: Alan K. Henderson on 09.20.05 at 02:07 PM [permalink]

Helpful conversion chart for people who are unfamiliar with the U.S. system of weights and measures:

one ton = 20 female marchers, assuming an average female marcher mass of 45kg

posted by: mobile on 09.20.05 at 02:07 PM [permalink]

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