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Zimbabwe’s latest way to stop HIV: Force women to have fewer baths and shave off their hair to make them less attractive

May 14
15:06 2012

By Stewart Maclean

A Zimbabwean politician has said women should be forced to bath less and shave off their hair to make them less attractive to men and help curb the spread of HIV.

Senator Morgan Femai reportedly told a conference he believed the killer disease had spread because men found it difficult to resist attractive and well-dressed women.

The politician added that new laws should be drawn up compelling women to make themselves less attractive to save men from themselves, according to a report on the New Zimbabwe website.

Addressing a parliamentary workshop on HIV awareness, Senator Femai compared his plan to certain Christian sects whose women he said also sometimes had clean-shaven heads.

He said: ‘What I propose is that the government should come up with a law that compels women to have their heads clean-shaven like what the Apostolic sects do.

‘They should also not bath because that is what has caused all these problems.’

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