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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