Clothing Blamed for Sexual Harassment


A LOT OF PEOPLE who vape most likely enjoy the freedom of the experience.

Aside from the vaping itself, you probably find joy in the freedom to choose what E-cig model you buy, what E-Cig starter kit and e-cig cartridge you use, and the flavors you want to try, because it’s all part of the experience.

This experience, of course, is something you also get with a lot of other things like deciding what car you want to drive or the kind of house you want to live in, it’s the freedom to choose what you buy and enjoy the things you get.

But can the same thing be said about clothing?

Your first reaction would probably be a yes. We have the free will to wear whatever we want.

Technically, yes, we are free to wear any piece of clothing we desire to because it’s our body, our money, and our means of expressing ourselves.

Unfortunately, there are instances where women think otherwise.

If you’ve been hearing news about sexual harassment incidents then you’ve probably heard of the term “victim shaming.”

Whenever a woman is sexually harassed, the public, sometimes, put the blame on the victim herself. People are quick to assume the woman probably did something not up to the “conservative” standards the society set on how a lady should properly act.

Anything that does not follow the SOP (standard operating procedures) of being an “ideal woman” — and so, society has preconceived — is often pinpointed as a culprit in her own demise, and yes, this, of course, includes the way they dress.

Women empowerment groups and feminist movements have stood up and spoken against this type of stereotyping, saying the person who committed sexual perversion should be the one who bears the enormity of the guilt and shame.

They argue that instead of criticizing what the woman was wearing, people should focus on the real problem, which is the thought that men can freely make a sexual move on a woman based on the way she dresses.

No matter what women wear, the act to sexually harass them is a choice that is separate from the woman’s choice of clothing.

So, is clothing really free? Or is this one of those free choices that should come with a warning?  

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