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Don't whine for respect if you dress like a whore

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

The Golden Globe Awards were held last weekend. It's kind of like the Academy Awards, but held by a bunch of foreigners.

Apparently, the big story was the 'black dress' protest. Dozens of actresses, as well as some men, dressed in all black as a statement of protest against all the sexual harassment that's been going on in Hollywood. So I was just curious enough to look up some images.

And speaking of Globes, there were plenty of them bursting out at the show. Most of the gowns (that I saw) were so low-cut and revealing that I could actually see a little nipple peeking through some of them.

Personally, I found it a little hypocritical. It's like saying, 'I'm against sexual harassment, but look at my tits!' Where is the modesty?

I'm going to come right out and say that I'm a big fan of both low-cut dresses and women's nipples. But if you are going to say, "My body is sacred. I have the right to be respected and treated with dignity," but then decide to dress like a two-bit whore (even if it is in a US$10,000 designer dress), we slobs gotta get a little break.

A. HALL