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Devorah Lauter – The Age – Wednesday, 06 February 2013 (originally published 04 Feb)
Paris: A 200-year-old law forbidding women to wear trousers in Paris has finally been revoked.
On January 31, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, France’s minister of women’s rights, made it officially impossible to arrest a woman for wearing trousers in the French capital.
The law required women to ask police for special permission to “dress as men” in Paris, or risk being taken into custody . . .