It is the 21st century and women are still objectified. “If she didn’t want that to happen, she shouldn’t have dressed that way.” First of all, what a woman wears on her body is not an invitation for anyone to critique or approach.
As a woman, I can confidently state that I wear certain outfits for the sole purpose of pleasing myself and boosting my own confidence. Sexual violence should not happen period, but especially if the reason is “appearance.” Every woman is different and has their own style, with that being said, if a woman wants to wear high-waist shorts and a cut off shirt because she feels beautiful and comfortable, leave her alone. Judgement and comments can be kept to themselves.
Young girls are constantly being ridiculed and told that they should look a certain way and even what boys “like.” Women seemed to be judged by both men and women even if they are dressed modestly. I’ve noticed on several occasions women making snarky comments on how a women is dressed for school, work and even leisure wear. Women need to unite instead of divide and empower one another instead of bashing and belittling one another.