I remember reading this analogy that went along these lines. Say I was walking down the street with my wallet hanging out of my pocket and a robber snook behind me and stole it. As bad as it was for the robber to steal my wallet, my father would tell me that I should have kept my wallet inside my bag. My point, it is illegal to steal things and yet people do it anyways so it’s important to take precaution. Taking precaution by no means support criminals and robbers.
Another thing that bothers me is that fact that people say we are living in a rape culture. In western society, rape is not tolerated and perpetrators are put in jails. Women forget to appreciate the freedoms and liberties that we already have, that our predecessors fought so damn hard for. Women in western society are the most liberated, there are organisations, laws out there specifically for women for our protection although many are unfair and unjust (Brock Turner case).
After reading many of the comments, I was left STUMPED. I began asking myself many questions. These ones are for those youtube commentators and social justice warriors!
- What is empowering about dressing provocatively?
- If we are free to dress however we want then what does it mean to be modest or to dress modestly?! In 2016, what does it mean to dress modestly?
- And why is being modest a virtue not dressing however we want?
- Prostitutes are known for dressing promiscuously to capture male attention, so how is one supposed to differentiate women dressing for one’s satisfaction or for the satisfaction of others?