I need to improve my manly walk but at least I don’t have short hair, a chunky watch, douse on male perfume or else I’d get arrested. In today’s interesting news,
After Dubai Police released details of a new crackdown on “cross-dressing women”, a senior CID official told 7DAYS that plain-clothed policewomen are staking out popular student hangouts to catch butch females or ‘boyat’, as they are known, in their manly get-up.
Police say women who dress in men’s clothes or walk with a masculine gait will be given a warning the first time.
In a related article from The National:
According to Islamic tradition, it is forbidden for men and women to act like the opposite sex. Such behaviour is considered a deviance from God’s plan and from nature. From a Friday sermon,
Men likening themselves to women and women to men, whether in clothing or the way they talk, walk or in their demeanour and appearance, is despised by any person whose nature has not been corrupted.
What is a manly getup, by the way? Baggy pants, t-shirts, polo shirts with necktie (I saw some ladies wearing this but they still looked feminine), torn jeans? Is this some kind of marketing strategy to increase the sales of dresses piling up in Dubai’s many, many malls?
On the photo above – So, uhm, that is not allowed? Even with the boobs?