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« Reply #20: June 20, 2011, 12:28:28 pm »

I live in a fairly big city, and I have quite often made the experience that men are more likely to try and chat me up when I'm wearing shortish skirts than when I'm wearing jeans and a sweater. So I decided for myself not to wear short skirts anymore when I'm alone (especially in the evenings) because I hate being chatted up by strangers. It's just a personal preference to take every precaution, because I have to admit that I'm quite scared of strangers at times.

I completely understand where you're coming from with this. I really do. We should all take whatever precautions we're comfortable with to feel safe. I just have a huge problem with the idea that because someone is considered attractive, they're inviting trouble. For example, I was selling cosmetics in a high end department store. My job required me to look pretty. By that I mean, wearing makeup, having my hair fixed, dressing nicely, etc. I didn't wear short skirts or low cut tops because that would have been unprofessional and also, it doesn't fit my personal style. I received unwanted attention all the time simply because I was there, waiting for the bus, on my break or whatever.

Even If I was, that still doesn't make me the responsible party. Another example, let's say it's 90 degrees out and I'm wearing shorts and a tank top. Am I supposed to cover up and be uncomfortable so as not to tempt someone into harassing me? I don't think so. I think that no matter what a person is wearing or why, where they are or if they're alone, none of it should matter. They still deserve to be treated with respect, and not be harassed.

I know, perfect world and all of that. I just think that one way to change these kinds of preceptions is to talk about them when they come up.

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