On International Women’s Day, Clothes and Being Female

cross-posted from Bungling Housewife

Happy International Women’s Day everyone! Here’s to hoping our daughters and grand daughters can grow up in a world where they aren’t judged, labelled or despised based on something they can’t control: their biological gender. Hell I’ll settle for a world where girls aren’t judged solely on the clothes they choose to wear because apparently:

Women clothing judgement
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If a girl wears ‘sexy’ clothing = she’s a slut

If a girl wears ‘normal’ clothes = she’s not sexy enough or is boring

If a girl wears conservative clothes = she’s obviously repressed so therefore desperate for it

If a girl wears a hijab/headscarf = she’s oppressed and obviously needs liberating

If a girl wears a burqa = she’s a terrorist

Dear world, please grow up. We are so much more than the clothes on our back.

 

Bungling Housewife: I’m an Anthropologist by training, a housewife by choice, a voracious reader, a lover of fantasy fiction and Sci-Fi, a new mommy, an observer of human nature, a closet optimist and a cupcake enthusiast. I write about all of the above and anything that might strike my fancy :)

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