Saying that the way girls dress leads to harassment encourages tolerance of sexual harassment

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  • Fernandez, J., & Nor, A. (2019). Enough of This Nonsense! Rape Is Rape: A Malaysian Perspective. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1177/0022167819883724
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There are numerous studies on the perception of different sectors of society towards victims of sexual harassment. For example, it has been studied how the clothing worn by victims when they are harassed influences many people to attribute blame for the harassment to the victim herself, rather than to the harasser (Lewis & Johnson, 1989). Myths such as blaming or holding victims of sexual harassment responsible for the way they dress are not only sexist, but promote the legitimization and tolerance of sexual harassment (Fernandez & Nor, 2019; Gramazio et al., 2018).

Now, it is different to advise a girl not to go alone through a park at 3 o’clock in the morning in a miniskirt, not because if she is harassed it will be her responsibility, but because if it happens, society will not support her.

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Rut Marín

Nos encontramos en una sociedad permisiva porque dejamos que algunos individuos se justifiquen diciendo que han abusado de una mujer por la ropa que llevaban. También pasa en centros educativos, hay chicas que reciben insultos y acercamientos sin consentimiento de otro compañero. En la mayoría de casos el agresor se justifica diciendo que lo ha hecho por como iba vestida. Finalmente las alumnas han optado por no vestir con x prendas por miedo, aunque esto no pasaría si no se aceptasen ese tipo de excusa.
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Awasthi, B.(2017).From Attire to Assault: Clothing, Objectification, and De-humanization – A Possible Prelude to Sexual Violence?. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 8(338). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00338
Dolan, C. (2014). Has Patriarchy been Stealing the Feminists’ Clothes? Conflict-related Sexual Violence and UN Security Council Resolutions. IDS BULLETIN-INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, 45(1), 80-84.
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Paulahdez

Gender-based rape is an ongoing problem within society.
For many years, an infinite number of hypotheses have been put forward as to why these aggressions happen. Making excuses about the reasons why the cognitive system of certain people incite these actions on women.

Many scientific studies show that we could find many answers in the psychological field. Among them we can find the excuse that many of them, even people who are not involved in the aggression, have as the phrase “this is what happens to you because you are dressed like that”.

In the 21st century, both women and men should be able to be free and not have to dress according to the rules imposed by society.
Most women, teenagers or not, have been affected by these comments for all generations. They have felt deprived by not being able to dress in a way that is normal and comfortable for them.

Always following some norms, some protocols, some rules that nowadays we have to follow. We don’t realise that the right to freedom of expression that we humans have, which has cost us a lot to achieve, we ourselves are the ones who take away our freedom.
And so on in many other areas.

Don’t you think that society should sit down and think about whether they really want to move forward to be better or go backwards?

Paulahdez

Las violaciones por razones de género son un problema constante en la sociedad. 
Durante muchos años se han planteado infinidad de hipótesis sobre el porqué de estas agresiones. Se han planteado excusas sobre las razones por las que el cerebro de ciertas personas incita a estas acciones sobre las mujeres. 

En el siglo XXI, tanto las mujeres como los hombres deberían poder ser libres y no tener que vestirse según las normas impuestas por la sociedad. 

La mayoría de las mujeres, adolescentes o no, se han visto afectadas por estos comentarios durante todas las generaciones. Se han sentido privadas al no poder vestir de una manera que les resulte normal y cómoda. 

Siempre siguiendo unas normas, unos protocolos, unas reglas, etc. No nos damos cuenta de que el derecho a la libertad de expresión que tenemos los humanos, que nos ha costado tanto conseguir, nosotros mismos somos los que nos quitamos la libertad.  
Y así en muchos otros ámbitos. 

¿No cree que la sociedad debería sentarse a pensar si realmente quiere avanzar para ser mejor o retroceder?

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