Hello to friends, strangers, and fellow earth beings. I hope you are having an amazing day and if not, I hope you have the strength to change your day.
Today let’s talk about “wearing clothes”(it’s not what it seems like), let me properly phrase that statement. Let’s discuss “dress code”, “the kind of clothes girls wears” or in actual terms “freedom to wear anything I want to.” Yes, I agree that some places require a specific dress style. And you can’t wear a bikini to a wedding (unless it’s a beach wedding, which is cool). But you don’t have to set rules for that.
We are in the 21st century, let women and men make their own decisions. They know right from wrong. Stop underestimating their ability to make rational decisions. They are extremely capable of dressing according to situations and places. And we definitely don’t need rules to know what is allowed and what is not.
There is a dress code for school, amusements parks, colleges basically any and everything. Like :-
- The collar bone shouldn’t be visible
- Full or half sleeves
- leggings and full pants only
- No short clothes in the night.
And there are much more. What I am trying to state here is that we don’t have to set rules to wear clothes. No! An individual is capable of making his/her choice to wear what they want according to what they seem fit. We honestly don’t have to point it out.
I will tell you something, I am 16 and like any teenager, I too suffer from self-confidence and self-image issues. And you pointing out that my attire is not appropriate will not help me. And to be honest there is nothing wrong with my collar bone been shown or the size of my skirt because it shouldn’t be a problem to anyone.
I don’t know how to convey this message politely. So I am going to just say it. Dress code shouldn’t even be a term. Let me elaborate, the more you point it out the more you will influence naive young minds (especially) that they should think twice before dressing. That anybody who is not dressed according to the rules is wrong. That clothes define the character. I apologise but this is not what I have been brought up believing. I understand a person’s character by the way they talk, think and act. The kind of clothes they wear is NOT an invitation for you to judge them.
And small petty things like this is the reason why equality is an unfamiliar feeling. I request you to take part in the #TowardsEquality Project. “Why?”, you ask. #TowardsEquality PROJECT Pt – 1: Introduction (this link will answer all your questions. And if you haven’t read part 2 yet, this is the link #TowardsEquality PROJECT Pt – 2 : Feminism
Thank you so much for reading. I apologise for posting this late (Let’s blame procrastination).
And until next time……