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May 14, 2008

Houston Teen Arrested Over Skimpy Prom Gown



"Society is continually discipling the female body according to the male gaze. If a man finds attire sexually suggestive it is deemed so regardless of the intent of the wearer. Women have never had autonomous control over our bodies. Instead our dress has been dictated according to a moral code that seeks to control for the purposes of ownership. Had a male arrived at the prom naked from the chest up, would his attire be deemed too sexy for prom?"

Continue reading: Article from womanist-musings

2 comments:

Eb the Celeb said...

her mama need her behind whooped for letting her think she was wearing that mess

Renee said...

Thanks for the link.

Her Momma BTW should be commended for letting her daughter dress the way she wanted to. Enough with the controlling of womens bodies. Whether it is clothing that is deemed to be to sexually explicit, or a burka women should be able to define for themselves what is acceptable.

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