5 assumptions of women in revealing clothing that need to stop
December 15, 2017
1. Slut shaming
Hoe, hoe, hoe! Did you see that short red dress she's wore to the Christmas party!? What she wears is not an indicator her sex life or promiscuity.
2. "She was asking for it"
Rape statistics state that 1 in 4 women will experience sexual assault victimization in a lifetime. At times, what she was wearing is questioned. Women should not have to decrease femininity to decrease sexual assault.
3. She's incompetent
Women in revealing clothing may experience loss of credentials in the workplace. Assumptions such as "she's a dumb broad" or not being able to hold the standard of her educational abilities.
4. She's an unfit mother
911 call the social worker! She's wearing a crop top! Women in general and especially in the media are perceived as a bad mom and bad role model when dressed in revealing clothing. It's powerful for a mother to be able to dress the way that makes HER feel good. This could also allow generations to come to evolve from such judgement.
5. She's an attention seeker
Let's clarify something. Women get attention in sweat pants. Women get attention with no makeup on. Women get attention covered in sweat at the gym. The bottom line is you could wear a Glad lavender scented trash bag and get harassed. It would be decent to assume women dress to impress themselves.
This is an unconscious misogynist view that still remains prevalent in our culture. As women continue to take a stand, we will never evolve as a culture unless judgement ends and acceptance begins. It's almost 2018, stop policing what women wear!