Clothing getting negative responses

Sydney, Sierra & Ashton

Problem's Facing Women Today

In today’s media standards for women at set at an unrealistically high level. These standards happen to revolve around women's appearances and not their personality. They use symbolism in women's clothing by trying to show what kind of person they are based on how revealing or modest they appear. However these assumptions in real life aren't necessarily true. The level of modesty in your clothing do not determine who you are and that is a blatant fact. How people portray women’s clothing is a huge problem because it provokes violent behavior (acid attacks, rape, etc.), causes sexual harassment, and can limit a girls education (school dress code - boys being distracted thus limiting the girl education)

Violence

"Women wanting to wear skimpy outfits now face arrest in the impoverished, tiny kingdom of Swaziland in southern Africa, according to multiple reports.


Police there have placed a ban on mini-skirts and low-rise jeans, reports Agence France Presse. Authorities say the outfits provoke rape.


"The act of the rapist is made easy, because it would be easy to remove the half-cloth worn by the women," police spokeswoman Wendy Hleta was quoted as saying. She added that women dressing provocatively "will be arrested.""

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Sexual Harassment

1. Sexual harassment is a problem in our country, especially for girls and women. 56% of girls reported being harassed at school or by a school-related person during the previous year, and 65% of women had been harassed in public spaces at some point in their lives.

2. Boys/Men experience sexual harassment, too, but at lower rates than girls and women do. 40% of boys surveyed had been sexually harassed at school or by a school-related person during the previous year, and 25% of men said they had been harassed in a public space at least once in their lives. In the street harassment study, many more male respondents who identified as gay, bisexual, or transgender had faced harassment than had heterosexual men.

3. Sadly, sexual harassment is a normal part of many young people’s daily lives, whether it’s on the streets or in the classroom. Among respondents who had been street harassed, half had been harassed before age 17.

4. In both studies, for both female and male respondents, most harassers were boys or men.

5. People experienced similar types of harassment in schools and on the street. For girls and women, verbal sexual harassment was the most commonly experienced form. Across the board, all forms of sexual harassment were more commonly reported among women and girls than among men and boys — with one exception: Boys and men were more likely to have been targeted by homophobic or transphobic slurs.

6. Both sexual harassment at school and street harassment negatively impact all victims, and disproportionately girls and women.

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Solutions

1) The solution is fairly simple when you really think of it. If schools and parent were more strict about respect and manners maybe then we could live in an environment where women don't have to feel anxious to go out.


2) Not over sexualizing EVERYTHING! I swear if I see another commercial about something so basic having a random half naked woman awkwardly showing off said basic product I'm going to throw my laptop out of a window.


3) Discussing consent, respect, the difference between harassment and flirting could also help drill young people on how they should treat others.