Abu Dhabi (CNN) -- At 23, Asma Al Muhairi has never considered herself a social activist. But a 购物 trip to a Dubai mall left her so irate that she started a campaign against revealing clothing 和 has sparked a major debate in the United Arab Emirates.
Al Muhairi's campaign to persuade expats 和 tourists to dress more modestly began after she 和 her friend Hanan Al Rayes saw a young woman in shorts that they considered left little to the imagination.
She said many people in Dubai Mall were looking at the woman, but no one did anything, so she approached security guards 和 threatened to call the police.
In our days people always knew it was wrong. It is in our culture 和 our religion
Asma Al Muhairi“我们10年前甚至5年前从未见过，” Al Muhairi说，她通过Twitter上的主题标签-#UAEdresscode开始了竞选活动。当我于2003年首次来到今天3d开机号时，情况与今天完全不同。妇女大部分时间仍然被掩盖，但谦虚一点。今天没有人在乎，他们穿什么都喜欢。告诉来今天3d开机号工作的美国人也要穿着得体。一旦他们到达这里，看到每个人都穿着他们想要的东西，他们最终加入了该俱乐部，我看到了一些丑陋的例子。
"It makes me sad. In our days people always knew it was wrong. It is in our culture 和 our religion."
While wearing skimpy clothing is not illegal in the United Arab Emirates, 购物 malls have policies that state knees 和 shoulders should be covered.