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Nakedness or Fully Dressed,Who makes the Choice?

It was a rough ride from my work place towards home because the rains had just poured in the city.And as is the case in the city ,the rains usually dictate the prices of commodities such as bus fare,umbrellas,gumboots name it.

So as we were frantically waiting for any means of transport to take us home after a long day,the bus attendants were shouting on top of their voices, urging us to enter or else the prices will continue to increase! It happened that a lady passed near the bus attendant who just started hurling obscene words on her dressing and cursing her feminity! The lady had been dressed in a tube jeans the ones in fashion trend now,and high boots with a smaller jacket ,a tshirt that revealed part of her lower abdomen.

As if the members the of the public would stop the attendants from shouting,we all watched and the poor lady was caught up in such an embarrased situtation that as she walked,she tried pulling down the jacket but nothing would change that.Other young people were giggling at her ,and the older lowered their gaze as if in shame.

It dawned on me that the society holds up a woman in ransom for whatever the reason,look at the advertising industries ,women on the billboards will be dressed according to what will make consumers buy fast their products! I saw one time on the Tyra Banks Show-Who is the Next Model,a young model who declined to walk down the runway under dressed,and the next thing she was fired,but in it all she had great body for a model! But who dictates what women dress? Are we the victims of circumsatnces,or violaters of cirumstances?

Whats your take on this?


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