Posted: 12 January 2013 at 2:59am | IP Logged
Originally posted by _QueenofHearts_
In islam, women have been told to cover themselves in the sense that they should only reveal their beauty to their husband. This is also a form of protection from other men. Men have also been told to lower their gaze and not look at other women, but instead of blaming men for looking at them shouldn't women just do what they can to keep themselves protected?
It is true that the society these days has become dominated by males, men get away with everything and women usually get blamed for everything especially in India/Pakistan. I have heard about many cases in India even such as rape cases when the victim (woman) is blamed for it such as why was she out at this time, why was she wearing such clothes that provoked the assault, etc. It's just the way our society has become now.
Back to the question about less clothing provoking assaults, imagine if there are two women walking together, one is fully covered while the other one is wearing more tight or revealing clothing, who would the men be attracted to more? They would stare the one wearing less clothing, right?
I have even noticed in shopping malls in Pakistan men are more likely to stare at a girl when she is wearing western clothes, and I am saying this from experience.
this theory would be true only if women in tight/revealing/whatever takes a guy's fancy were the only ones being assaulted or stats showed they were in the majority or even 50-50 ... But that's not true is it? u r right about who they are likely to stare at (that's my personal experience too) BUT when it comes down to it ... women in tight jeans are more likely to be seen in Defense and not Anarkali ... and i think if one is to break down cases of eve teasing or assault and molestation or rape... it will probably lean more towards where women are protected ... they wear loose clothes or always cover their heads or wear a burka ...
I mean c'mon ... in Pakistan we hear about the Mukhtara Mais... we don't hear about an affluent rich girl in Defense (may be they are better at keeping it quiet) but if these more clothing=protection theory held any water... then we won't hear about most of the assault cases that make it to the news ...
such men are sick ... even if a woman is walking naked, they still should lower their gaze and even if they feel a woman is enticing them or provoking them or whatever..they still shouldnt rape ...
Edited by Arwen. - 12 January 2013 at 3:20am