Time and again, people have stated bizarre reasons why women get raped and how they are always asking for it. This comment by an Egyptian lawyer just adds to the list.

According to the Daily Mail, during a talk-show to discuss laws on ‘inciting debauchery’, an Egyptian lawyer named Nabih al-Wahsh said that women who wear ripped jeans should be raped.


Al-Albiya reports that Wahsh said that if women wear jeans with rips that show any part of their legs, they are inviting men to harass them.


He went on to say that if a woman wore trousers revealing half her thighs, she deserved to be sexually assaulted and harassed.

He says it is an Egyptian man’s ‘patriotic duty’ to harass her and ‘national duty’ to rape her, implying that this would not only be what the women deserved but a way for them to learn self-respect.


He said: ‘Girls must respect themselves so others respect them. Protecting morals is more important than protecting borders.’

According to the Euro News, the comments have sparked outrage across the country, with Egypt’s National Council for Women announcing that it plans to file a complaint against the lawyer and the TV channel.

The council also urged media outlets not to host controversial figures who make remarks that incite violence against women.