09 Oct '11, 9am

Another article in the lead-up to SlutWalk Singapore

Another article in the lead-up to SlutWalk Singapore

The notion that women are there for the taking is, to put it euphemistically, as old as the human species. At the same time, all societies had to set some rules, not, in the main, because of any sensibility to women’s feelings, but out of deference to other men’s prior rights. Usually, that would be the father or husband. A lot of present-day male behaviour is descended from that. Men look for visual cues to determine if a woman has been “taken” — the wedding ring being the prime example of that. The flip side is that men also look for visual cues to determine if a woman is available for the taking without risk of conflict with another man. Males learn to associate sexually provocative dressing as signals that a woman is available, and from there, it’s a short hop to the rationalisation that “she was asking for it.”

Full article: http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/holding-slut...

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