Police in Toronto are telling girls at the Greenwood College private school that in order to avoid a pervert (who harassed two female students by looking up their skirts), they shouldn’t wear their school uniforms on public transit.
Apparently, the officer doesn’t think it’s wise for female students to wear skirts on the TTC, since the pervert looks up their skirts. In terms of the two girls who were harassed, he says, “if they had, for example, jeans or sweatpants on, it wouldn’t be an issue.”
Law enforcement officials advising young girls not to wear skirts because there are perverts out there are sending the message that in wearing the skirts the girls are to blame for the harassment. Whether they intend to or not, they are reinforcing the belief that women are responsible for the behavior that their clothing provokes in other people.
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maybe they wear the vagina showing skirts, idk the full story. but dont wear revealing stuff if you dont want to be looked at that way?
Uh, no. First of all, these are UNIFORM kilts. Not the sexy schoolgirl costumes you have in mind. These kilts come down to the knee. These girls are wearing what they’re “supposed” to be wearing to look like good, conservative, upper-class, private school students. The problem is not their uniforms. The problem is misogyny, in the form of assholes who fetishize school girls and have no respect for them as human beings. And harassed them by looking up their skirts. That’s not ogling them from afar, or making eyes at them. That’s invading their personal space and violating their bodily autonomy and integrity.
Second of all, nothing that anyone wears (or doesn’t wear, for that matter) can or should be taken as an invitation for harassment.
Think about what you’re saying before you type, seriously.