black women mini skirt*Beyoncé, be glad you don’t live in Uganda.

That country’s Parliament thinks it knows what pornography is.

And that would be anyone (females, we presume) wearing a mini skirt. That means legislation being worked on now could land you in jail for dressing the “wrong way.”

Specifically, the bill defines pornography as “Any cultural practice, form of behavior or form of communication… or leisure activity… that depicts a person engaged in explicit sexual activities or conduct … erotic behavior intended to cause sexual excitement or indecent act or behavior intended to corrupt morals,” according to an All Africa report.

Specifically, the bill defines pornography as “Any cultural practice, form of behavior or form of communication… or leisure activity… that depicts a person engaged in explicit sexual activities or conduct … erotic behavior intended to cause sexual excitement or indecent act or behavior intended to corrupt morals,” according to an All Africa report

With its vague and broad definition of ‘pornography’, Uganda’s proposed Anti-Pornography Bill could curb a range of individual rights and freedoms.

Uganda has hit the international headlines once again recently following the re-tabling in parliament of a proposed Anti-Pornography Bill. Just months after MP David Bahati’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – referred to by many as the ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill – attracted international attention and much condemnation, the Anti-Pornography Bill has now generated another storm of controversy in Uganda and beyond.

If passed, the Anti-Pornography Bill would cover a range of practices and activities, but much of the outrage and debate has come to be centered on one particular issue: the miniskirt.

The Bill laid bare

The Anti-Pornography Bill is purportedly a reaction to an “increase in pornographic materials in the Ugandan mass media and nude dancing in the entertainment world”. Its provisions would aim to “equip the country with a better law to tackle the insidious social problem of pornography.”

Check out the full story at All Africa.