Many things can represent someone. What you wear can make a huge statement about you. What brands of clothing you wear, what colors you wear, and how you wear something can make someone be judge mental. You should not be criticized based on what you are wearing because clothing is the way you express yourself on the outside but it does not tell your whole story.
Dress codes are good rules to have because it gives you standards on how someone should be dressed in certain places. For an example, you would not want to attend a job interview wearing a bathing suit, and if you do, it would be hard figuring out what statement you are trying to make. However, dress codes are more pressured on females, yes, there are dress codes for males but females are reminded more about it. In school, there are teachers that tell girls that they should go wear a sweater because there shirts are too low, I understand our administrators wants us to look presentable but calling someone out like that is not right. Since the schools want girls to look modest how come there are school fashion shows where there are girls dressed in very revealing clothing making the crowd going wild when they strike a pose? All of this does not help it can actually lead to girls being harassed, catcalled etc. more easily.
It is disgusting how a male catcalls a female because of what they are wearing. In Article 2, it stated that, “Some agree that when boys catcall it is a natural thing because the girl decided to wear clothing that distracts boys.” Not all but many girls dress up because they feel confident, they do not dress up to impress guys. It goes beyond than being harassed verbally, pictures were literally being taken underneath a woman dress. Women fought many centuries for rights, and now being the 21st century women should have the right on how their attire should be. However, males can be also harassed or called names because of what they are wearing this is universal, girls are not the only ones that are attacked.
Boys can be judged because of what they are wearing. Males can be catcalled and raped too just because of what they decide to wear. How we dress is a freedom of expression, it should not describe if we are boring, rich, poor, etc. For an example, If a boy wears nice fancy clothing and if they have a fashion sense that many likes, they can be categorized as “girly” or “gay.” Or if someone wears a shirt that is known to be expensive they are generalized as rich, that is not true what if that shirt was gifted or what if that person waited for the 70% off sale to buy that shirt.
People can be easily judged upon what they are wearing, assumption can be made about your financial status, your personality, your likes or dislikes. What you choose you wear should not define how you are as a person. Our society should be more aware the fact that clothing is what is on top of you, not what is inside of you.