redsturgeon wrote:Nimrod103 wrote:Whilst this is an unpleasant perversion, I can't help feeling that it is exacerbated by the trend towards very short skirts among some young women. I have noticed this and commented upon it to my own daughter as she walks out the door in the evening. I would call it dressing provocatively, dressing to tease, while being unprepared for the reaction from those men without decency or decorum.
So the answer to this sort of practice is for women to stop wearing short skirts?
I guess you approve of the burka then?
It is certainly a point worthy of reasoned debate. It is an interesting question, whether the burqa/hijab is worn by women from free choice, or as protection from (from what I have seen) almost universally lecherous ME men, or as a method of power and control by their male guardians. Having travelled and lived in the ME, I know there is a very widespread view among ME men that uncovered women are without exception prostitutes or at least 'available'.
In the West, dress is almost always used to get a reaction, to impress people or enhance the figure. Should we be surprised if that reaction is sometimes unwelcome?