To the men who try to impose those rules (in this case the Public Order police in Sudan) she is an enemy of public morals, to be denounced in the letters pages of newspapers and in mosques.
The trial of the Sudanese journalist, who is facing up to 40 lashes for indecent dressing, is to resume today and instead of using her UN immunity to avoid the punishment. Lubna Hussein is daring the judges to whip her.
Mrs.Hussein maintains that she has done nothing wrong, and that wearing trousers is not against Sharia or Sudanese law. But according to Sudanese laws Article 152 , decrees up to 40 lashes for anyone “who commits an indecent act which violates public morality or wears indecent clothing”.
Ten of the twelve women arrested accepted a punishment of 10 lashes, but Mrs.Hussein and two other women decided they wanted to go to trial.
Is she a heroine fighting for the rights of women or a criminal defying the law of the land?