Men react to vulgar messages as Malawi women protest over mini-skirt stripping

Men have reacted furiously over messages on placards carried by some women activists during peaceful protest marches against women harassment for wearing mini-skirts  by gang of unemployed youths and sidewalk vendors.

Some of the placards
Women protests mini-skirts attacks

The marches follow the harassment of a woman in Blantyre this week by mostly street vendors over the woman’s wearing of a miniskirt.

Some women wore mini-skirts and bum shorts to the demonstration to show their outrage.

In some of the placards, the messages read, ‘I didn’t come from your rib. You came from my vagina’ and ‘The mere existence of your penis should not be a threat to my life.’

Some men have taken up in various social media platforms to condemn the strong language in the messages by the women activists.

The men said freedom of speech should not be at the expense of Malawi’s rich traditions and culture.

One sign was held up during the gathering with the words: “Vendor: Today I buy from you, tomorrow you undress me?”

In Mzuzu, the protesters have reacted angrily after the council chief executive officer McCloud Kadammanja delegated a security guard to receive a petition.

The protesters said the chief executive officer was not serious on a very important issue.

Until 1994, women in the deeply conservative southern African country were banned from wearing trousers or mini-skirts under the autocratic rule of Hastings Banda.

Men were also banned from having long hair.

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A FEW GOOD MEN
A FEW GOOD MEN
9 months ago

Don’t worry Men, These are not wifes. they are prostitutes fighting for their rights. WHAT LANGUAGE DO YOU EXPECT SAVAGES LIKE THESE TO DISPLY ?

Gloria
Gloria
9 months ago
Reply to  A FEW GOOD MEN

You just took words out of my mouth.

Piper
Piper
9 months ago

If you saw a naked mad woman, would you rape her? If not why then undress a sane half dressed woman?

jogoda
jogoda
9 months ago

we condem harassment to women. however, the protesters should also know the majority of men conderns such behaviour. therefore thier massages should also not offend to all men. this defeats the whole agenda which is to educate those irresponsible men.

Political commentator
9 months ago

The story is about MENs reaction to the protesters messgaes, but i cant see any reaction from men

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
9 months ago

Do these men go to lake where women wear bikinis and swimwear? Malawi is very backward. No wonder this country is one of the poorest in the world. Instead of thinking about which economic activities to do, people are busy undressing our sisters, daughters and mothers. A woman has a right to wear whatever she wants on her body. Mukufuna azivala ma uniform ngati azimayi amvano?

George Malemu
George Malemu
9 months ago

You have rightly said “at the lake” then the onus is on you. Attire fit events. You can`t find a lady wearing a long dress yochita kusesa pansi akamayenda at the lake.

Lego
9 months ago

You have mentioned at the Lake where people are swimming but that should not be a tool of encouraging these women to dress anyhow.Remember,if you don’t respect yourself no one will respect you.In those days we use to know who the prostitutes are but nowadays who can’t even know.The problem is we just like to copy and paste everything in Malawi.There are places where they can put on their useless mini skirts than on a public domain.We have seen celebrities the way they dress,not just anyhow.

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago

Do they wear bikinis and swimsuits in the streets? There is a dress code for different occasions.
Take time to interview neighbors of this mother of three woman. They are disgusted and the children are laughing stock for friends.

Mbambande
Mbambande
9 months ago

So do u think kuvala mini skirt kungatukule dziko lino malume mulibe mzeru pomwe mulipo

Native son
Native son
9 months ago

According to us malawians she over did it but if you sexually harrased her like we saw in that clip then who is wrong?

Chilungamo Nchabwino
Chilungamo Nchabwino
9 months ago

Every society is governed by more than one set of laws. There are moral, social, cultural and religious laws in every society as well as the legal code. A reasonable individual understands the need to balance between these laws. For example if religion allows murder, should one break the legal code. In the same way if the way if the legal code allows nudity should one break the unwritten social code? This woman broke a cultural and religious law and is guilty of that, these men responded by breaking a legal code and they are guilty of that. Noone is… Read more »

Achimwene
Achimwene
9 months ago

Perhaps you must write down this cultural and religious laws so that the women are aware which laws they are breaking.

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
9 months ago

Funny, these women live by and earn their respect and living while on th same penis. Mwaiwonjeza azimayi

Tariq
Tariq
9 months ago

All you stupid men! Go fuck off!!!! Women are being attacked, harassed and raped, and you care about words! Machende anu nonse monga mwa aMchacha! Fuck you all!

I am a man myself! Fuck you! STOP HARASSING WOMEN! Control your penises and stop harassing women and asking for license to rape them you pieces of shits! You aren’t animals! Control your dicks!

Achanda
Achanda
9 months ago

Zauhule basi

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