Women’s Respect Doesn’t Depend on the Clothes We Wear


Over the weekend, I noticed something peculiar. Halloween seems to be the prime time for everyone to immediately jump on the “holier-than-thou” trend of shaming women for what we choose to wear.

It’s usually some dude who thinks his opinion is the standard the world must adhere to and it usually involves a long Facebook post lecturing women to have more respect for themselves.

The argument goes that women use Halloween as an excuse to dress like sluts and that obviously this stems from a deep-seeded need for men’s approval. “You don’t have to dress like that to get a man,” says Facebook dude, “Of course no nice guys will want you.” He then declares, “I would never let my wife or daughter go out in revealing clothes.” And so he lists reasons why women should cover their bodies and have more respect all in the hopes of attracting the

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