Fashion is a personal statement. Fully clothed or legs, arms, back or cleavage showing, women dress to please themselves and according to their comfort level.
A lot is being written and said about women and their dressing, and objections generally come from the male fraternity, who have no qualms going around shirtless or with their legs showing when they are in shorts or lungi's folded up. They don't blink an eye when they stand urinating in public but have a problem with women and what they wear.
What does one do when one sees something unhygienic on the sidewalk, does one keep staring at it or look away? If a woman's dress bothers people, they should just look away. Why infringe on a woman's right of what she wants to wear? Why does society decide that it is fine to reveal the midriff in a sari, but not fine to reveal legs in a dress?
I, as a woman, do not dress to soothe the eyes of the public. I dress for my comfort and in the style I want. If anyone has a problem with that then they should look away or stay at home. We shouldn't want to curtail someone else's freedom to advocate our preferences.
@ Srinivasa Rao - Attraction towards the opposite sex is natural, especially during teenage years. To think that boys are doing "unwanted acts" because of how females dress is a tainted view. Boys behave the way they do because of lack of the right values. They have not been taught to respect women. Let's not make the perpetrators of crime the victims. Such views advocate the innocence of boys and shift the blame on women - I am sorry, but there can be no excuses for sexual crimes.
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