Lace panties to be banned starting July in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus
As expected, both men and women are up in arms against this rule.
Anna Malpas of Agence France-Presse (via ABS-CBNNews.com) reports that Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus "are set to impose a ban on certain types of lace panties" because their high synthetic content reportedly poses a danger to human health.
The report noted that the impending ban, which is set to be implemented on July 1, has drawn "public fury and even a lingerie-themed street protest." Among the types of underwear that will be prohibited from being sold in shops include "lace or net knickers that have a high synthetic content."
Russian stores earlier warned that "up to 90 percent of synthetic underwear could disappear from stores due to the ban, which sets minimum absorbency for garment material at six percent." Despite complaints lodged before the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Russian officials said they will push through with the implementation of the ban this summer.
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