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Exercise self-restraint in dressing up, ladies

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM


I am concerned about what I see as an inconsistency in our society.

Some weeks ago, there was justifiable hue and cry about domestic violence, rape and murder being perpetrated against females.

At the height of that outrage, a female artiste who wrote and performed a song in support of that protest appeared on a television entertainment programme in what to me was a provocative outfit, which the evidence of my eyes tells me is the prevailing fashion.

Fast-forward a few weeks and the media have been carrying several images of women in revealing garb, often - but not always - in carnival mode. One young lady has commented that the way a woman dresses does not give a man the right to assault her, and she is right. Men have a responsibility to exercise self-control, decency and respect in relation to the opposite sex.

My question is, don't we as women have a similar responsibility?


Runaway Bay, St Ann