If You Wear Short Skirts For Any Of These Reasons, You Should STOP Now
Isn’t it the perfect weather for sundresses, shorts and skirts? I mean, who wants to cover up head to toe when it’s all nice and warm outside. So, I decided to take my favourite white frilly skirt from the basement of my wardrobe and tried it on. It ended 2 inches above my knee. The perfect skirt to fall under the short-skirt category. I was twirling around in front of the mirror, living in my whimsical little world where nothing ever goes wrong and consent is common-sense.
What snapped me back to reality was the sound of somebody clicking their tongue in disapproval.Share this quote
Enter: My conservatively-brought-up gem of a mother. Not that she was judging me. It’s just because she was looking out for me, trying to keep her little daughter safe from the big bad world. And I remembered something. I remembered why my favourite skirt has never been worn, ever. It has just been lying there, collecting dust, for the past 3 years. So much for being my favourite skirt, right? So why did I not wear it?
My perfect little skirt was also the perfect invitation for skirt-shaming.Share this quote
Short skirts are like Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poetry. It has a lot of meanings associated with it. Multiple interpretations. At least the latter’s interpretations are beautiful and don't make your blood boil. So, let me help you in breaking down a few interpretations of short skirts. I’ll tell you what all a short skirt isn’t.
A short skirt isn’t a green signal for you to hit on her. A short skirt isn’t a sign that she’s okay with cat-calling. A short skirt doesn’t mean you have to tell her how fine her butt looks. A short skirt doesn’t mean she is a sexual predator and it certainly doesn’t mean she’s giving you a free pass to grope her.Share this quote
Wearing a short skirt doesn’t make a feminist any less of a feminist. A short skirt doesn’t make her characterless. Spoiler alert, misogynists! The length of a woman’s skirt isn’t directly proportional to her integrity. Actually, it has absolutely nothing to do with a woman’s character. If she wears a short skirt, it doesn’t mean she’s asking for ‘it’. (Unless ‘it’ means you leaving her alone).
A short skirt doesn’t mean she’s easy or she’s a slut. Just because she’s wearing a short skirt, it doesn’t mean you can force yourself on her. The fact that a person has to explain that a short skirt isn’t an invitation to rape is ridiculous. Even more ridiculous is the fact that this explanation is happening in the 21st century.
I’ll tell you what a short skirt is. A short skirt is a sign that the woman wants to wear a bloody short skirt! It’s a skirt and not an open-ended question. There are no hidden meanings. It’s a skirt, not a debate. There is no question of character. It’s a skirt, and certainly not your opinion.Share this quote
Also, I tell you what? Watch this and #ShaveYourOpinion.
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