Why do women show more skin than men?
Why is it acceptable for a woman to wear shorts as short as her knickers, but for men it is deemed ‘unattractive’ and ‘ugly’.
Why are women’s clothes designed to be more flamboyant and revealing, but if a man wears clothes like that, where his neckline is halfway down his chest, he is ‘stereotypically gay’?
Advocates for feminism claim that women are allowed to wear and do as they please, and should not be ‘victim blamed’ when they are raped.
The same logic applies to children; dressing children in skimpy clothes is a controversial matter. Some say children should wear things like that because it is freedom of choice and all that, while others say that is just inviting paedophiles. Nobody is blaming a child if he/she is sexually abused, but they are saying dressing a child like that encourages paedophilia and parents should refrain from ‘sexualising’ their children at such a young age.
Yes, women will be raped whether or not they dress modestly, but the majority of men see the way a woman dresses as a provocative ‘invitation’. And it is ignorant to assume women (and of course, men) will not be sexualised. We are all human, and the majority of us will find certain people sexually attractive, it is human nature.
So, now that we have established that is in human nature to sexualise people, doesn’t it seem obvious that if we do not want to be sexualised, we should not wear clothes that highlight our ‘sexiness’? And if we are sexualised because we are wearing clothes that make us look sexy, should we get upset about it and have a rant and say ‘men are pigs’?
If a woman is wearing a see through dress with barely anything underneath, she is demonstrating her right to do so, but also showing that her nudity is bare and public for everybody to see and enjoy and look at. Some say that is perfectly fine, and she is an independent lady and should do what makes her comfortable.
That is all very well in the grand scheme of things, but when it comes down to the nitty gritty, it is clear that her clothing is showing that the body parts she has on display are just that; on display. There for whoever pleases to look at. And when they do look (well, why wouldn’t they?) should a woman be angry about it?
I don’t think so. I think she made it very clear by wearing that skimpy, see through dress, that she was okay with people staring at her nipples.
There is a big difference between appraising somebody because they are beautiful, and appraising them because their bodies are on show.
This whole topic has a lot of sub-themes and arguments, of course. And I am of the disposition that people should have the right and freedom to do and wear as they please, but, to me, there has to be a certain level of propriety, that’s all. And this applies to both women and men.
It is within my rights of freedom to walk out and not see somebody’s butt cheeks.
What do you think about it all?