Women on bikes ‘contrary to socialist morals’, banned in N. Korea. #rsrh

Finally some common sense from the socialist paradise that is the DPRK. (That’s sarcasm, BTW.)

http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?cataId=nk01500&num=10231

“…“Before the ban was lifted last year, if a woman was caught riding a bicycle she was fined just a bit of money, no more than 5,000 won. But now they are confiscating the bicycle instead, and this has been causing a bit of upset.” …

“Women used to ride early in the morning to avoid getting caught,” the source recalled. “During the squid fishing season, women from fishing towns even use bicycles to carry the catch to inland regions.”

“It is said that Kim Jong Il initially banned the use of bicycles in the 1990s after the daughter of a high-ranking official was killed in a traffic incident in Pyongyang. The North Korean state media subsequently justified it by saying that the image of a woman riding a bicycle runs contrary to socialist morals.”

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