|Above: Not a happy short-skirt-wearing bunny.|
A large chunk of my modest-sized wardrobe is taken up with short skirts, short shorts and see-through tops. I'm not talking fully see-through. But that kind of see-through which you LITERALLY cannot avoid if you enter ANY high-street shop in search of tops right now.
Yeah, that's right. I'm not a slut.
I'm perfectly comfortable wearing these garments on all occasions. I don't feel like I'm exposing too much. I'm not saying I condone those ridiculous 'knicker short' concoctions. My bum's fully covered, I'll have you know!
So yeah, if you look closely through my top you'll see my bra. But who cares? My bra covers my nipples. Would you rather see THEM?!
Either way, if I were to go shopping for appropriate clothing right now, I wouldn't find anything.
There's either proper suits suits - which are expensive and overdressed for my office. Or there's pretty, short skirts and cute see-through tops. So what am I do to?
You know what?! Let's stop there.
Why am I even in this situation in the first place?! Why am I so scared to wear something too short or slightly see-through to work?!
Oh, of course! It's inappropriate. Improper. Unfit. Offensive!?
The more I think about this the more it gets me... How is it in any way inappropriate to wear a bum-covering short skirt? Or slightly see-through top?
Lots of offices are full of jean-clad employees, so it's can't be because clothing which 'pretends' to reveal more is too casual.
It all comes down to sex!!!!
We may not have to wear burkas in this country, but the fact that I can't wear short skirts for fear of them being inappropriate for work is pretty much the same thing. Less extreme, but the same concept!
I can't STAND the fact that middle eastern women have to completely cover themselves up because men can't control themselves. It's pure insanity!
Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with them believing in religion. But oppressing femininity like that is JUST not right.
Our country's nothing like that though, right? Hmm.
People think that kind of stuff is way beyond our territory. Well it's clearly not the case!
And even if everyone in my office couldn't care less about the length of my skirt or opacity of my top, I couldn't help but feel like they were under the impression I'm trying to attract a mate!!
Lend me some sugar and please let me
know your thoughts? :)