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« Reply #21: June 20, 2011, 02:16:14 pm »

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.

This too! It definitely shouldn't be OP's responsibility to dress modestly if she doesn't feel like it, nor anyone else's. It's no more her fault for getting unwanted attention if she's dressed in something sexy than it is if she's wearing baggy sweaters and long pants. She's not dressing for the men hitting on her. That's the point--it's unwanted. Unfortunately society as a whole seems to care little about holding the creepers in these scenarios responsible for their actions. But I agree, it definitely helps to have these conversations.
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