Top 10 Worst Laws and Policies Around the World

Laws are needed in every nation to protect the rights of every citizen living there. But sometimes, they go too far. So, this is a list of the worst laws and policies that exists or used to exist in some parts of our world. Vote for the law that you don't approve of. Thank you.
The Top Ten
1 A woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens her mother must be in the room to witness the act - Cali, Columbia

Could they go out of town to do it the first time?

I wouldn't even have sex if I lived there.

2 Women are not allowed to drive a car - Saudi Arabia (1957-2018)

Thankfully, this law was finally repealed in June 2018 after many protests and petitions from various women's rights organizations there.

It's surprising that they were still backward well into the 2010s.

3 Chewing Gum is Banned - Singapore (1992-2003)

Yes, there was a time when chewing gum was banned in Singapore because it could lead to "mischief-making," like "putting chewing gum on our subway train doors so that they don't open." A single piece of gum could land you a fine of $1,000. Do it a second time, and you'll owe the state $2,000. A third time means you'll be forced into hard labor, cleaning the streets while wearing a sign that says, "I'm a litterer."

It's a shame because chewing gum can actually be a great way to activate your metabolism.

4 Forgetting your wife's birthday is a punishable crime - Samoa

If I was forced to get married, I would live here because my birthdays are so underrated, and I don't receive enough birthday recognition.

Yikes, going to prison just for forgetting your wife's birthday?

I suspect it's just Polynesian culture. It's not the worst, really, but it is a bit odd if I do say so myself.

5 The three generation rule - North Korea
6 It is illegal to feed or otherwise help migrants - Calais, France
7 Merchandise Based on Winnie The Pooh Are Banned - Poland

It's true. Merchandise based on the cartoon character "Winnie the Pooh" is banned specifically in the area of Tuszyn, Poland. Why? Because that character has been labeled as an "inappropriate hermaphrodite" for not wearing pants and lacking gender-specific genitalia.

Jeez... SJWs are starting to poison Poland as well.

How is Winnie the Pooh inappropriate just because he doesn't wear pants? He's an animal.

8 People who do not own a burial plot will not be buried when they die - France
9 Keeping a fish hostage in a bowl/container is banned - Rome

Psychopaths Ethically Terminating Animals have taken it way too far.

10 It is illegal to own a dog - Reykjavik, Iceland (1924-1984)

How about lions? Or gorillas? Or dolphins?

And I was beginning to like the place.

Really? I'll have to get a xenomorph.

The Contenders
11 Feeding Pigeons Is Illegal - San Francisco

At Lake Balaton, a lot of people feed the ducks inappropriate things like bread and biscuits.

Not only is it illegal to feed the animals some refer to as "the rats of the sky," but San Francisco even created an entire webpage highlighting the "dozens" of reasons why. (Hint: So. Much. Poop.)

What's the punishment? Going to jail? Also, what if you dropped some food accidentally and they eat it? Is that still breaking the law?

12 YouTube is banned - China
13 It is legal for a man to have sex with an animal, provided that it weighs less than 40lbs (18.1437kg) - Washington (1787-2006)

Wait till the cats in Washington start a #MeToo movement of their own.

Why would you do this in the first place?

14 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act - United States

Uh, this was an absolutely stupid idea, but it's not really a law "around the world" given the other entries on this list.

15 If someone knocks on your door and asks to use your toilet, you must say yes - Scotland
16 In Alaska it's illegal to look at a moose from a airplane - Alaska
17 It's illegal to lie about your star sign - Sedona
18 Listening to foreign music or watching foreign movies is not allowed - North Korea
19 Instagram is banned - China
20 Criticizing the government is illegal - China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran.
21 No handling salmon in suspicious circumstances - England
22 Illegal to appear in public in Chicago if you were ugly - Chicago (1867-1974)
23 You must always smile in public - Milan, Italy
24 Illegal to flush the toilet after 10PM - Switzerland
25 It's an act of terrorism to pick up abandoned baggage - United Kingdom

Another weird one in the UK, and possibly elsewhere. You can take photos of someone without their permission, and they count as your intellectual property. As a result, that person can be sued for posting your photo of them.

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