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Contextual StudiesMennatallahVictim ‘Clothes’ ShamingSexual harassment is a disturbing experience that could change the victim’s lifestyle forall time. It’s a natural act to show compassion for the victims who have been throughthis, but some still think it’s acceptable to blame the victims for the assault by accusing themthat they had been dressed “provocatively”.Women’s and girl’s clothing was and is till used as a cover up or excuse for the action thattook place, but, when you examine the statistics on why such events happen, thatdoesn’t hold up.“One study showed that rapists stated clothing as the reason for theircrimes but their victims were wearing a range of outfits from revealing to snowsuits. Theseare arguments to transfer the responsibility of control and power from the perpetrator to thevictim. When it comes to sex crimes, clothing just doesn’t matter.” (Shullman, 2017) Bel-lowing a woman to the way she chooses to dress has been a dangerous manner to dis-claim them their humanity. Sexual harassment can occur to every body at any time be-low any situations whether or not they were wearing a burqa or a bikini or wearing nothingat all. Society ought to recognize that this is an unacceptable crime which wasdriven by hunger for power.Why are women always being asked to cover up and be responsible for other people's abu-sive and stupid actions, particularly the assailants? People who demand the victims to re-spect themselves since what happened to them was “clothes” result but you respect yourselfin various ways and still clothing would have nothing to do with it. The issue with control-ling the manner in which women dress with an end goal to control the ruthless reactions ofother individuals is that dressing itself isn't the issue. We as a society, adapted to considerwomen as objects. This implies at whatever point we see a women who uncovers her legs orcleavage, we decrease them consequently to objects as opposed to multifaceted individuals.We overlook their humankind simultaneously. Society has to perceive that the main inquiryto pose to a casualty of harassment must be “Is there anything I could do to help you" Ask-
ing an unfortunate meaningless question about what they wore when they were assaulted isunimportant, harming, and uninformed.It is practically difficult to stroll down a road in Cairo without being whistled or called at innames, murmured, or and heckled, Egyptian women, paying little mind to their garments orhijab know this. In a critical move, President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced 2017 the“Year of the Woman" The issue goes a long way past murmurs, disgusting come ons andgrabbing. The assaults on Tahrir Square amid the protest of for the overthrow of PresidentHosni Mubarak and in help of his Islamist successor Mohamed Morsi started worldwideshock however were just a hint of something larger. Government reactions have in the pastbeen disappointing, and restricted to penalisation. “Verbal sexual harassment carries a mini-

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Term
Spring
Professor
ihab nadim
Tags
Feminism, A Border Passage, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior

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