Riding A Bike In A Skirt Is Not Illegal (But The NYPD May Beg To Differ)
It's been a rough month for fashion justice, my dolls: First we discovered a woman who was thrown in the clink for wearing a three-knuckle ring to the airport, and now we've got news of a New York bicyclist who was told her skirt was dangerous enough to warrant a ticket!
Last time we checked, looking sexy-as-all-get-out wasn't a crime, but one officer with the NYPD apparently has a different opinion. Gothamist recently reported on a woman who was approached by an officer on the city street and told that her hemline was too high--and could warrant a citation! "Jasmijn Rijcken, the general manager of the VANMOOF bicycle company in Amsterdam, told Streetsblog that an officer approached her on April 30 in SoHo, and berated her for wearing a skirt while cycling," the blog reports. “'I was standing there next to my bike, looking at my map, and then this police guy stops and starts telling me about my skirt. At first I thought he was making a joke or maybe even a compliment, but then I found out he was serious because he got really mad,' Rijcken told them.