Swaziland police have banned women from wearing miniskirts, crop tops and low-slung jeans: Outfits apparently "encourage rape," according to police in the small, conservative monarchy, which resurrected a law from 1889 to prevent women from wearing clothes that expose their bodies.

The Daily Mail reports that officials are responding to a march last month by young women -- some wearing miniskirts -- who were seeking equal rights and safety.

Police spokesperson Wendy Hleta warned: 'They will be arrested. 'The act of the rapist is made easy, because it would be easy to remove the half-cloth worn by the women. 'We do not encourage that women should be harmed, but at the same time people should note acceptable conduct of behavior,' she said.

Read it at The Root.