In order to be free, we must dress according to a certain standard of society to show society that we are free. – sarcasm.
Firstly, I must clarify that I do not have anything against women or men who dress unlike me. A woman has the right to dress however she chooses to. She is not a prude neither a prostitute or anything in-between for not abiding by society’s guidelines.
I believe an open minded and tolerant society is one where you are not judged by external factors. Yup, sadly, we are quite far away from that. It saddens me to see women judging each other, even attacking each other, based on their clothing.
You see, some people dress to express themselves i.e. fashionistas, people who dress according to their beliefs, hipsters, goths etc and some people dress to impress others. Regardless, we are in no position to tell someone how they should dress and definitely not attack them for it.
I often hear or read how completely covered women get attacked by both men and women because it is a ‘symbol of oppression.’ Let me just tell you, these people are ignorant, oppressive, stuck up, fools. I am unsure why it is so difficult for people to understand that no two people think alike. As there are people who may prefer to wear minimum amount of clothing, there are also people who may prefer to wear maximum amount of clothing. Common sense, really. Regardless of what their reasons may be for choosing to dress in a certain way, as long as nobody is harming anybody, it is none of our damn business!
Everybody believes they are right. A wise person is open to suggestion and eager to learn about different things. Only a shallow minded fool refuses to learn about anything and loves to impose their views and opinions on others.
I would like to urge people not to succumb to the bystander effect and to speak up against oppression. It may not be easy but it is certainly possible. Judging each other by appearance is just pathetic beyond words. If someone truly wanted to end oppression, they wouldn’t waste their time labelling free people oppressed when there’s much oppression going on in this planet.