Women Denied Access to Parliament for ‘Indecent’ Dressing

Two Ghanaian women were reportedly prevented from entering parliament on Wednesday for “indecent dressing.”
One of the ladies, Kathleen Addy took to Facebook to tell her side of the story. She explained that she had gone to the House with her friend, Jemima Nunoo to attend to some private matters, only for the police to rudely block them from entering the main foyer.
Kathleen says their second attempt to use the main entrance was met with fierce resistance by the security officials on duty.
Accordind to Kathleen, the policeman who was on duty took one look at then and decided her dress is too short. The officer on duty told Jemima her dress is too low cut in front. He adviced her to get a scarf to cover up.
“I think it is the most preposterous and sexist dress code. I don’t know who came up with those ridiculous rules but I think it’s backward. I’m going back to parliament to investigate, I need to know who set the rules and what informed the decision. I will take along a tape measure to help them out.” Kathleen continued.
Musician, Mzbel also suffered a similar experience in 2015. She took to her Instagram page to also complain about an encounter at the Flagstaff House where she was blocked from entry, also for supposedly failing to meet a certain unwritten dress code.
Read Kathleen’s full post below: