Speaking to ZANIS in an interview, Holy Savior Youth Coordinator Sandra Namuchana said it is shameful to see young women walking around in short skirts popularly known as ‘Hey mamas’ exposing their thighs for everyone to see. She said young women should know that such parts of the body should not be exposed any how.
Mrs. Namuchana also condemned young people who say that even their parents used to dress like that when they were their age. She said times have changed and young women today should not try to compare with the old times.
Mrs. Namuchana said in the old days there was no HIV/AIDS and people might have been ignorant about protecting one’s dignity but now that young people are being sensitized from all corners, they should know better than going about in indecent clothes.
Mrs. Namuchana said if young women continue dressing like this, the fight against HIV/AIDS will not be an easy because young men are being tempted every day and this forces those with weak minds to start sleeping around thereby contracting HIV/AIDS.
Mrs. Namuchana also said that Zambia was a Christian Nation and people should learn to live like children of God. She said this should remind people that bodies are God’s temple hence they should be looked after in a way that will make God happy.
And one concerned parent, Mrs. Patricia Sichivula attributed the indecent dressing to the strong influence that the western world is having in the country. She said young people are copying everything they see on TV thinking it is normal.
She advised that this should not be the case because Zambians should know that the country has a culture of respect and young women should not let the western world distort this.
Mrs. Sichivula there are many decent fashionable clothes young women can wear and look beautiful instead of showing thighs and tummies for the whole world to see. She expressed worry to see how worse this problem is getting because it seems a lot of people are now even used to seeing parts of a woman’s body that are not supposed to be seen outside.