What's that sound? Why, it's the female population of Paris aggressively ripping off their skirts and slipping into some comfy slacks, now that it's no longer illegal. The 200-year-old law that required women to receive special permission from police "to dress as men" has finally been repealed by France's minister of women's rights. The archaic law, unenforced for many a moon, dated back to female French Revolutionary rebels in Paris who were forbidden to wear pants like their male counterparts. The rule was later amended in 1892 and 1909 to allow them if they were on a bike or a horse. Progress, huh? [Source]
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