Cambodian women fight back against law that would regulate their clothing

The hashtag #mybodymychoice in Khmer has trended on social media across the country.

Women in Cambodia have taken to social media to protest a proposed law that would police their clothing in the name of keeping “public order.”

According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the draft legislation, known as the “Law on Public Order,” would regulate men’s and women’s clothing, banning women from wearing outfits perceived as “too short” or “too see-through.” If Cambodia’s legislature approves the law, it will take effect next year.

The proposed law would also ban men from being shirtless in public and regulate how much noise people can make.

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