WHAT DOES THE CLOTHES WAR MEAN FOR WOMEN?

If anyone is in any doubt that we women are in the middle of a clothes war, the number of of recent incidents across the globe should change your mind. How women dress seems to be becoming a topic for international discussion. From Olympic presenter Helen Skelton causing public outcry for wearing a skirt in the Brazilian summer heat, to armed police in Nice forcing women out of their clothes on beaches, in line with the unlawful ‘Burkini’ ban. It seems people just can’t contain themselves when it comes to telling women or femme folk what to wear. And then they judge them harshly for their choices.

Now this won’t be new to any of us. We will all at some point had a parent, teacher, partner or even a stranger pass comment on our outfit choices for no reason other than they feel entitled to. It does however still seem shocking that in 2016 a woman exposing some cleavage or choosing to cover her hair can seem to cause the same outcry as an exposed Victorian ankle.

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THE DELICATE CLOTHES WAR LINE

Lets look at some of the ways women are still demonised for our clothing choices. We navigate being immodest and prudish in this ongoing and never-ending clothes war.

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