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Shreya ShuklaParticipant@shreyaMarch 5, 2022 at 1:18 pm #34474
Mom tells us to dress conservatively if we want men to respect us for who we are on the proverbial inside. Women are also often told that showing too much skin invites trouble. But a new study shows that when it comes to the supposedly inverse correlation between revealing your body and being taken seriously.
The study is groundbreaking because, counter to the commonly-held belief that it’s always men objectifying women with “the male gaze,” women in the study were just as likely to judge their male peers differently when their clothes were removed. People judge us and we should expect to be respected according to our dress up. Like seriously, clothes have been a defining parameter for us not only in the early years but still in this 20th century.
Change in the mindset can only lead to change in life and most importantly change will take place in society. Short dresses do not decide our dignity percentage or character, so stop giving yourself and others a character certificate based on dressing styles.Afshan IqbalParticipant@afshanMarch 9, 2022 at 1:05 pm #34536
We are in the 21st Century when we have seen unimaginable inventions but it baffles me that people still judge Women on the basis of their clothes. We have come a far way but haven’t covered the full journey. Women have the choice to wear whatever they feel like. The clothes of a woman depend on her choice, nobody has the right to tell a woman what she should wear and nobody has the right to judge a woman on the basis of her clothes. Clothes don’t define a woman’s character.
I guess women are so much more than their clothes. Women’s freedom is depicted by her mind, her strength, her calibre. A woman’s clothes don’t make her a better or a worse person. Let’s take an example: if a boy wears shorts and goes outside whether to a market or in public transport, nobody will judge his character on the basis of his clothes so why does a woman be judged on the basis of her clothes? Every rule is different for women. A woman is told to dress according to society’s norms and she is judged if it doesn’t suit society. It depends on a woman if she wants to wear a skirt or a saree, it totally is her choice. Women aren’t supposed to be judged on the basis of their looks, clothes, etc. A woman is not to be defined by her clothes and society should understand this.Aditi SahuParticipant@aditiMarch 9, 2022 at 7:54 pm #34544
Character is a set of traits possessed by a person. Character is not something that can be altered or judged by a person’s external appearance. There are many people who judge women on the basis of the size of their, but that makes us question, can dresses be the basis for a judgement of someone’s character? Or more precisely, do short dresses define character?
The answer would be an easy no. A person’s character cannot be defined on the basis of their clothing, be it man or a woman. But of course, in the present day as well as in our shameful past, people have constantly judged people or defined their character on the basis of clothing, particularly when it comes to women. It is high time that we realise that no one can be judged for the choices they make for their clothes. Our society needs to be a lot less judgemental and open minded.038 deepika SinghParticipant@038-deepikaMarch 10, 2022 at 12:20 pm #34545
How can a piece of clothing define the whole character of a person? It is difficult to live in a society for a woman where she is judged 24/7 on the basis of the length of her skirt, the size of her heels, the look of her cleavage and what not! We live in a society where people keep on passing quick judgements on the basis of what a woman wears. They judge a woman’s character by the size of her dress. ‘Attention seekers’ is what they call her. If a boy passes on a foul comment on a girl then people are quick to first judge the girl for being such an attention seeker in turn excusing the behaviour of the boy. Women are at fault and are victims at the same time. This is the kind of society we live in!
Why cant girls wear clothes as per their wish, as per their comfort and their liking? They have full right on their body and should be able to cover it in whatever manner they want to. The society needs to change their thinking and not the clothes of women. Every women have the right to be treated equally and not be judged by the size of their dress.
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