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Gulf Women Targeted for Cross Dressing

The United Arab Emirates is launching a campaign to fight women who dress as men, according to a report in the German press agency and several Arab news outlets.

The government campaign was launched on Wednesday under the title, “Pardon me, I’m a girl.”

It was scantily reported in a couple of local publications. The Media Line was unable to get official confirmation to this campaign.

According to news reports, the Social Affairs Ministry said the campaign was aimed at making girls more aware about the dangers of appearing as men and emphasizing the virtues of being female.

Locals attest to a growing trend of Emirati girls who cut their hair short, dress and talk like men. MEDIALINE

Muna Al-Bahar, senior executive adviser of the social program at the Emirates Foundation, which is helping fin


Added: Mar-13-2009 
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