Showing Some Skin

The question had been hanging in my head for quite some time now – if a woman shows some skin, is she not decent? The answer may depend totally on how a person defines decency, and maybe on the culture, tradition, and beliefs, where an individual was raised. It can also be a religious thing for some others.

People are so easy to judge that if a woman dresses showing her cleavage, she maybe easy to get. Or if she wears mini skirts most of the time, she has loose morals. When I was a young wife who was so comfortable wearing short shorts once in a while, and still had a delectable (*grins*) figure that does not cry out of the need for the best diet pills (ha ha) I was often piqued by in-laws via Papsie. Papsie then was not even affected when I wear those shorts during those times. In the course of time, the short shorts eventually disappeared and we discovered later that they were hidden in one of those baskets of old clothes. I will not be telling who did it but definitely she decided that I should not wear those shorts anymore.


People are so easy to judge that they can easily conclude that the reason why a woman is treated rudely or why they receive degrading remarks is because of the way they dress. To blame the whole ugly scenario to the woman is truly unforgivable. How can people justify the rudeness of men who do not have respect for women and all their worth? How can people accept that it is okay for these rude men to insult women because of the way they dress? Even a prostitute does not deserve to be humiliated or mocked of how she adorns herself. It is unforgivable that some people find it so easy to condemn. They forget that these women are human beings, too, that deserve to be treated right despite of their status or choices in life. I believe that judgment must not be given according to what we only see physically but what constitutes a person.

A senior-almost-sixty aunt returned once to her dear Philippines from the America donned simply in spaghetti-strapped blouse and denim pair of shorts. As typical as it is expected, she became the topic. I find it amusing how some people can ridicule when they cannot even have the nerve to dress like that because they have big torsos and bulges are all around while the aunt does not even look like she is almost sixty. Besides, she looks decent to me. The news reached the aunt and as expected, she retorted that why don’t these people who criticize don the same outfit and ask people around who looks better. Of course, she was joking but I know she was offended.

I find it shallow to tell that when a woman shows some skin in the way she dresses, she is loose or immoral. How funny to think that these people who find it very easy to judge might even have scandals in their past, or desire that one day they can also show some skin, or wish that their women partners can also be as sexy-looking.

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12 thoughts on “Showing Some Skin

  1. Me thinks, it's absolutely false to see an individual just by the way he or she dresses. Light and airy clothes are often used because they are fresh and comfy, especially in the hot weather zone we are in.

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  2. exactly, major tom. especially on a sunny day, why would i cover myself so much? of course, the clothes i'll wear are those that will be comfortable and will keep me fresh. what better outfit is a strapped blouse or dress that shows the shoulders and some skin. 🙂

    how are you doing?

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  3. it depends on the person and the personality. if you are vicky belo or nanay dionisia and if you show any skin in public it is absolutely disgusting and nauseating.

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  4. It's not really indecent but some women show skin in places where they shouldn't. Like in church or a place where they know they'll be groped. I think there is a place for showing skin. And it depends on the woman showing it. Some can pull it off, others really look cheap doing it. Sorry but that's the truth.

    P.S. Bing, I've got some awards for you. I hope you don't mind that 🙂

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  5. ha ha, tk, you sound like Papsie..! i agree that me binabagayan.. pero ok pa naman ang figure ni belo, a. me iba lang kasing naiisip tungkol sa kanya.. not that i like her.

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  6. thank you for the award, sasha! didn't expect that. 🙂 but i greatly appreciate it.

    ah, yes, just like what i told tk me binabagayan. and i must agree that we have to dress appropriately in different places. but my point is kahit bagay o hindi, nobody has the right na bastusin sila. the best thing is to tell in a way na makakatulong, at hindi dapat bastusin o pagtawanan nang todo-todo. like us, they have the right to express themselves, too.

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  7. hehehe sikat na talaga c nanay dionisia,for me, wag nalang patulan cguro, wala naman tayong makukuha sa kanila, if you have the body and skin that can really make you PROUD then,mamatay na sa ing-git yong mga bastos…

    but in the other side dapat then makibagay like if you are in church or some places na tinatawag natin ne rerespeto ng mga tao..you have to wear a decent and proper dress

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  8. hindi inggit ang nararamdaman ng mga nambabastos, noah, palagay ko lang.

    as to dressing properly, i agree. one cannot don a strapped outfit revealing half of the chest in a business meeting. parang taboo yata yun he he (joke lang) what i mean is, tama ka, dapat ngang makibagay.

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  9. It's a misplaced sense of morality and prudishness for people to judge a woman simply because of what she wears. People wear the clothes they wear because as a matter of comfort and function. I don't mind if women show their cleavage or their legs. There's simply more of them to admire in my humble opinion. 😀 But it doesn't make them any less in my eyes.

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  10. very true, pan. as a friend told me, that is just one aspect about the person and it does not speak entirely about the person.

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  11. That Papsie of yours has got CLASSY taste. Hey I think it's gonna be exactly 2 years ago bukas when I first saw you guys in Trinoma. bukas death anniversary ng Mother ko and baka mag pizza ulit kami ng clan sa dilaw taxi.

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