ROME — Castellammare di Stabia is a little town near Naples, where you can no longer wear a teeny tiny miniskirt on the streets.
It seems the town has not been served by the sit-in protests from the defense of the miniskirt organization of women, because police are enforcing new rules banning “skimpy” and “slutty” clothing after a measure was approved 17-9 recently.
It will be also forbidden to play football in parks and purchase alcohol after 10 p.m.
Yesterday, at Castellammare di Stabia, about 50 women protested in defense of women’s rights in front of City Hall, where the city council was called to vote on the controversial regulation. The event, sponsored by the centerleft democratic party of that area, was attended by young and older women wearing miniskirts.
But the Mayor of Castellammare di Stabia, Luigi Bobbio, said it’s not the miniskirt, itself, that’s banned in the regulation, “just the really slutty ones.”
Miniskirts will be fine unless it is so small that it is virtually non-existent as a skirt and leaves the underwear (or something else) visible. Bobbio insists, “the skirt is absolutely allowed and permitted. The regulation, how easily you can guess if you do not fall into the easy manipulation, is not aimed at banning this or that piece of clothing, but to give the city and precise coordinates of the citizens of civilized behavior to respect the freedom of each and therefore the freedom of all. ”
We want to remember that the origin of the miniskirt was in 1963 and it’s generally credited for the work of the British designer Mary Quant, who was inspired by the car Mini, and since the late 50’s had started offering more and more short dresses. And also the revolution in clothing and in general of the women’s look was designed by Coco Chanel who located the length of hair and skirt one of the main parameters of change of culture. In Italy, the skirt began to get popular in 1966.
In these days, in Castellamare di Stabia, it seems to be back at 40 years ago.