Clothing is a non verbal language. Whether you accept the multi layered complex (or not so complex) meanings of the language or not, those meanings still persists.
While feminists are busy telling men that their natural wide sitting stance – due to narrower hips and fragile sexual organs hanging between their legs (and sperm which become infertile when over heated) – is a form of ‘micro aggression’ against women they are also busy claiming women’s clothing and how women wear it has no meaning whatsoever.
Low cut tops, short skirts, high heels expose and showcase bare flesh, sexual organs, and generally emphasising your sexual value (your fertility) and your allure.
High heels make a woman unstable, and literally disabled, which studies show does trigger higher rates of sympathy and willingness to help from men and to a lesser degree from other women.
The meaning of clothing and how it affects us is well understood. And you will never see a woman dressing for a date or to go clubbing or to look for a sexual encounter in baggy utilitarian clothing, just as you will never see woman attending an interview to be a librarian dressed like a hooker.
Women know exactly what clothes to wear and how to wear it, to make the precise impression they want….. sassy, free and single and looking for casual sex, smart and sophisticated, homely and feminine, maternal, mousy, fiercely independent, rugged and athletic, bookish and so on.
The pictures and the campaign imply that clothing has no meaning. And what it is doing is defining adult women as children. Little girls paying dress up can put on short skirts or skimpy outfits and smarm their faces in make up without it having any other meaning other than innocent play.
Thanks to modern feminism adult women are being encouraged to view clothing and their own behaviour in the same way… but adult women are not children. Unless they are celibate nuns, they are adults participating in the sexual marketplace, and in the sexual marketplace we all rely on verbal and non verbal language to negotiate relationships and interactions, including sexual relationships and interactions. About 90% of all social communication happens via non-verbal means (body language, clothing etc).
Clothing and how we wear it is a vital part of the language of CONSENT.
When the language of clothing is destroyed by feminists young women no longer have the means to express their desires, preferences, moods and boundaries. And this puts them and every man who has the misfortune to cross their paths in great danger. There is nothing more dangerous than a young woman living the sexually active life of an adult, while treating herself and acting in public like a small child who is innocent of all things related to adult sexuality.
If feminists really want to deny the age old language of clothing and body language they should wear a badge saying “Do not treat me like an adult, treat me like a little girl playing dress up, because that is how I view myself”.
I am serious. This would protect both them and any men they encounter.
Whilst I do agree, to a certain extent, with your analysis, it pains me to think that clothing, in your view, is nothing more than a means to signal one’s sexual availability.
Fashion is very much a part of our lives, and wearing short skirts, or tight tops, or even high heels, is not necessarily a “come and get me” signal to the world.
What about feeling good, what about simply following fashion, what about the right of every individual to look and feel good? Not everything has to be sexual.
Consent is, and should NEVER be, taken for granted. Non verbal communication is NOT enough to jump to the conclusion of consent. This is a very dangerous thing to say. “She’s wearing a short skirt, I can fuck her, she’s asking for it”?! Come on!
I also take issue with your claim that “you will never see a woman dressing for a date or to go clubbing or to look for a sexual encounter in baggy utilitarian clothing, just as you will never see woman attending an interview to be a librarian dressed like a hooker.”
Women are very much entitled to wear whatever they want, whenever they want! This is actually the issue at stake: the fact that society at large narrows women’s choices when it comes to what they should wear, when, and for what purpose.
I would also very much like to know what you think a “hooker” looks like.
Clichés! So many clichés!
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