Minis have caused a lot of controversy; some people claim they are hot while others rebuke them. Linda Mbabazi unveils some of the public views on skimpy wearing.
“I totally disrespect women and girls who wear minis. In fact they should be banned.Minis distract and lead men into sexual temptations.”
Joseph Hakizimana, Gasongo Fashion Boutique.
“Minis that are slightly above the knees are OK to be worn, but the extremely short ones should be banned.”
Fredah Kayitesi, MTN.
“Suspending mini skirts is not a solution, instead people should be taught to wear minis at the right occasions like parties, night-outings or during the summer.”
Fredrick Mucyo, ECOBANK.
“Minis shouldn’t be stopped. In fact if I marry, I will be encouraging my wife to wear them. They are flattering, and make women look more gorgeous, trendy and smart. ”
Gued Habyayaremwe, Rwanda Paint Boutique.
“Minis are not evil; it’s the intentions behind them that can be deadly. And because of these different intentions, minis are morally wrong, to the society.”
Eric Museveni Nyandwi, Movet Shop.
“What’s wrong with minis? They are designed to be worn just like any other clothes,”
Innocent Habyarimana, Inganzo Art Gallery.
“Minis should never be banned, they are not bad. Its only a problem if someone has a hidden motive for wearing a mini; either to seduce men or to expose their body structure.”
Angel Uwamahoro, La Bella Décor Shop.
“Prohibiting minis would be violating the rights of those who love them. Secondly, I don’t think minis are offensive.”
Regis Rwamirindi, Business Communication Solutions Group (BCS Group).
“I am sick and tired of minis, if only I had the power to ban them; I would have done that a longtime ago. They disguise the Rwandan culture; women and girls are not expected to expose their body.”
Eric Kabanda, Computer Point.
“Don’t even think about banning minis, many business people thrive on selling them.”
Ernest & Young
“I like women who wear minis; it’s the best attire ever. Putting a ban on them would be depriving women of smartness.”
Faustin Nshamamba, a hairdresser.