The Dangers of Wearing a Skirt.

An academic study by me;

Times harassed on the street whilst wearing my usual clothes (jeans and a jumper): Zero.

Times harassed on the street whilst wearing a skirt and thin black tights: Five.

Dear obnoxious men of the world, contrary to popular opinion, a woman wearing revealing clothing is not an open invitation for harassment. There are a number of reasons why a woman would want to wear revealing clothing, including (but not limited to):

  • It’s more practical. (This was the case for me, as I was on my way to a dress rehearsal and it was easier to just wear half of my costume)
  • It’s a warm day. (Which was also the case)
  • They just want to.

Very rarely does a woman wear revealing clothing to be yelled at and wolf-whistled to by obnoxious men.

We seem to live in a society which has sexualised the female body…

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