Mumbai Politicians Hope to Solve Rape Problem by Banning Mannequins

Mumbai wants to ban lingerie-clad mannequins because the dummies might provoke men to rape real women. Cool plan, bros.

The AP reports that Mumbai's municipal council "overwhelmingly" passed a resolution last month prohibiting stores from displaying their goods with skimpily dressed mannequins outside — inside is alright, because men don't rape under the influence of air-conditioning. The municipal commissioner hasn't approved the resolution yet, and hopefully he won't, because it implies that women (even fake women!) are to blame for tempting men.

"We are living in the 21st century where these kinds of things, all porn, the movies, the pictures, all these things are available on websites, available on mobiles. (A) mannequin hardly makes any difference to the people," said Viren Shah, president of the Federation of Retail Traders' Welfare Association.

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Also, inconveniently flesh-and-blood women. Walking around. So don't punish them or their plastic counterparts; it sends the wrong message and also won't work.

[AP]