Hemlines in Uganda

According to an article in the Mail & Guardian, the Ugandan government is again considering criminalizing women’s attire “above the knee.”   Certainly, hemlines have fluctuated, as show in the graph below (via).






But the difference between fashion and state mandated attire is a crucial one.  Uganda’s effort is part of an anti-pornography bill that would also censor images in the media and on the internet.