Recently, we heard how thousands of female students were banned from entering the Maulana Azad LIbrary citing their ability-in the words of the Vice chancellor- to "attract a lot of young men". News of revolt by Saudi Arabian women for their rights to drive keep reaching us everyday. There are several other bans which are imposed on women in different sections of the society which we might find weird sitting in our armchairs. Some of them are archaic but have not been done away with because of the efforts on the part of the Congress that it would take in the US. As a result, women end up paying the price for it. On the other hand, some of them are new bans imposed by extremist governments or village panchayats. Let's take a look at some of them:
So a woman's right place might be the kitchen but not a cheese factory. And no, we don't know what a woman of "ill repute or evil looks" is or how they go about determining this. But cheese is definitely more important than a woman's rights in Ferrara.
You will probably read this sentence again and again to figure out what this can even mean. Yes, it's odd. This is one of those bans that are not strictly enforced but are used against women violators in certain cases.