TIL that in 2013 a 200-year-old law was removed in Paris that forbid women from wearing pants.


TIL that in 2013 a 200-year-old law was removed in Paris that forbid women from wearing pants.



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  • Luckily, the law banning women from having pockets is still firmly in place.

  • I would guess that the enforcement of this law was pretty lax.

  • I see London I see France, arrest that chick she’s wearing pants!

  • Would “forbade” be more correct in that context?

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  • *forbade

  • However, ducks still must wear long pants.

  • My mom wore pant when we lived in France back in 2006 so I highly doubt this was every a law or at the very least ever enforced by police.

  • Outrageous! Get those women pretending to be men out of pants!

  • Yesterday: [Mormon church now allows female employees to wear pants](http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/28/mormon-church-now-allows-female-employees-to-wear-pants.html)

  • There’s a place in France

    Where the women wear no pants

    But the men don’t care

    ‘Cause they don’t wear underwear

  • Was it actually enforced?

  • *forbade

  • Trousers please, as per the original articles title. Pants are underwear in the civilised world.

  • One could say the removal of such a law left them sans-sans-culottes.

  • That’s disgusting. Whats next, having sex with dogs?

  • And now they are overrun with street shitters and rapists. Unintended consequences are a bitch

  • Forget jump cuts, Godard’s real innovation in *A Bout de Souffle* [was putting Jean Seberg in pants.](https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-laut8_69dk/maxresdefault.jpg)

    How scandalous it must have been!

  • I remember that day because women started wearing pants.

  • well I’ll be darned… long pants!

  • Pants are barbaric anywho.

  • I think Karl Pilkington called this.

  • Finally, an actual example of “institutional sexism.” Now please find the rest of it and then stop screaming.

  • Women shouldn’t wear pants but who am I to stop them?

  • They’re so modern and progressive!

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