Russia: Law Banning Shirtless Men Proposed
The nation that banned being LGBT in public has selected its next target and launched a war on shirtless men. Notorious villian Vitaly Milonov, the St. Petersburg lawmaker known for his extreme anti-gay work, has proposed a bill that prohibits shirtless men in public. Milonov's law wouldn't prevent the world from seeing images like the one of Putin above as it allows men to free their nipples in recreational areas, for some mysterious arbitrary reason.
Milonov's proposal goes further than just shirtless men, however, and seeks to ban what he has determined "unethical" clothing of all stripes.
The bill elucidates this as “either absence of clothes or nudity of either upper or lower parts of the body” for men and women alike. The list of “unethical clothing” includes men’s and women’s underwear and swimsuits. Milonov noted in explanations that the definition of swimwear and underwear can be found in the state register of industrial standards. Violation of the bill must be punished with an administrative fine between 1,000 and 3,000 rubles ($20-30). The lawmaker emphasized the ban was only applicable outside beaches and other “zones of public recreation.” He also said that if the bill is passed and positively assessed by citizens, the St. Petersburg legislative assembly would prepare a similar draft for the whole Russian Federation.
And Russia's sprint back to the Dark Ages continues.