Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Religious Suppression of Obscenity in Malaysia, Kentucky
(1) "Authorities in a conservative Malaysian state want Muslim women to completely cover their hair while at work and non-Muslim women to refrain from wearing tight jeans or short skirts, in a crackdown on what they deem as 'obscenity.'" (They also require stores to have gender-segregated payment counters.)
(2) An adult bookstore owner, Jeree Mills, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor obscenity charge, as part of a plea agreement in Barbourville, Kentucky. "Mills said her business, which sells adult magazines, movies and novelties, will stay open. But as part of the plea, she agreed to close the store between 2 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays, so it won't be open during morning church services."