posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 10:52 PM
I think that most people do not understand this issue from a teen girls' perspective.
When I was a teen, I did not wear skimpy clothes because I wanted attention. I did not do it to attract the boys.
I wore skimpy clothes because they were comfortable (in the summer) and that was what was popular at the time (Britney Spears era).
How could it be sexual, when I hadn't even experienced sex yet? When I was too naive to realize every man from 12 to 92 was staring at my ass when I
walked by? And when I didn't yet realize what dressing sexy meant to an adult.
I didn't know that women covered up for religious reasons around the world, or the implications of a woman wearing a scarf. I thought that modest was
just a part of their culture. I thought Saudia Arabia was like Aladian.
It didn't even enter my radar that what I was doing was even immodest. It was about wearing fun clothes.
Which is why it really upsets me when I read questions like this, coming from an angle of someone who thinks that girls who wear certain things are
automatically slutty or immoral or "asking for it" when that is rarely the intention of young girls.
Yes, when a teen ages, she might want to start expressing her new found sexuality by bareing her stomach, or by wearing a short skirt when she knows
she will be meeting a guy she likes. But even so, she isn't thinking about sleeping with him, she is thinking about getting his attention so that
they can start getting to know one another.
(Even if sometimes that means too well, too fast.)
Of coarse, as I matured and had to enter the workforce, I learned to dress apropriatly and now sometimes feel over-exposed in a tank-top.
But you shouldn't be so quick to judge those girls. If Victorian era dresses were in fashion, they would wear those.