Originally Posted by mamawanabe
True true. I was going to address the idea in the other thread that we can help our daughters avoid sexism by teaching them how to dress appropriately (i.e. cover thier bodies), but then I decided I couldn't take that discussion . . .
mamawanabe, on the one hand you say you don't want this discussion, yet on the other, you did put this out there and I feel compelled to respond.
sexism is not about our bodies and it is not about how we dress. I plan to make sure my daughter knows that certain people might treat her differently based on what she wears, but also, that that isabout them, not about her.
The approach that we can avoid sexism by covering our bodies teaches us that our bodies are the problem, and also, being covered is no protection, actually.
WHat has to be changed is how men treat women, how men are socialized to treat women, how the society as a whole (men and women) accept and support this stuff. How women and girls dress is not the problem and if we treat it like it is, it places the blame back upon us.