Women in Short Skirts are [Insert Opinion Here]
I've said it before and I'll say it again: I am a huge proponent of the short skirt. These loincloth-like garments have manifold benefits and are quite versatile to boot. That said, short skirts, despite their small size, are loaded with mixed messages and emotional baggage.
Nearly everyone harbors some (or a truckload full of) prejudices about these skimpy garments. Don't pretend that you stand apart from the judging masses, sir and/or madam! It is much better to bring the major short skirter stereotypes out into the open, acknowledge their valid points, dispel their weak points, and ascend to higher planes of understanding.
Feel free to skip around and read only about the short skirt prejudices that you personally harbor. If, however, you are a short skirt wearer, I heartily recommend reading the whole article. Let's go!
So... you think women in short skirts are...
Many associate short skirts with sluttiness and therefore assume that the women donning them are, by the power of garment-reputation-transferral, slutty individuals (or if you prefer, strumpets).
This is often a fair point. If loose women were to wear a uniform, it would probably incorporate a very high hemline. Skimpy skirts just so darned practical. And, I suppose, provocative. Clearly short skirts deviate as far as possible from all principles of modesty, so anyone actively trying to demonstrate non-slutty behavior would be foolish to wedge into one.
Nevertheless, there are plenty of non-strumpets out there who love wearing short skirts simply because they're fun, funny, non-restrictive, super breathable, and less of a laundry burden. I know many of them. They're more prudish than a handful of very modest (but nonetheless very... frisky) women I know.
The gist is this: yes, some women who wear short skirts are sluts. But some are not. So don't judge too harshly, young grasshopper.
Many women wearing short skirts (myself included) should not be wearing short skirts for the following reasons:
- They show too much, and not in a good way
- They don't fit properly
- They don't conform to social norms
- They are not appropriate for a given place / crowd / occasion
- They attract too much attention
There are indeed scenarios in which short skirts should not be worn, and about 50% of women wearing short skirts are, indeed, wearing them in bad taste. That's right. About 50% of women wearing short skirts are (alas) distasteful.
What I wish to call to your attention is that not only that 50% of women succeed in wearing short skirts appropriately and in good taste, but also that the 50% of women who fail to do so still have the right to do so (at least in most places), and that is a huge societal advancement.
That women have the freedom to make these poor choices for themselves, to flaunt their cellulite, lame panties, and muffin tops, to make people uncomfortable and insult their good taste, and to make general fools of themselves, is BRILLIANT! This is feminism at is best! Revel in its distasteful glory!
What's more, one must always keep in mind that distastefulness lies at the very reactor core of fashion. The distasteful move of today may very well be the height of good taste tomorrow.
Yes, yes, many people (often individuals who associate short skirts with sluts) find short skirts to be sexy. Additional elaboration is not necessary.
But have you considered the un-sexy side of short skirts? Have you meditated on the unflattering things that they reveal? Have you contemplated the manner in which the thighs of women wearing short skirts stick to, and must subsequently be peeled off of, bus seats, park benches, and other seats in hot weather?
Have you considered that women wearing short skirts have so little left to reveal? That they might be flaunting their sausage-like thighs out of sad, pitiful desperation? Where is the sexiness in that?
If I were a guy, I don't know how much I'd really appreciate women in short skirts. When one really thinks about them, they're not that sexy at all.
If you find short skirts to be impractical, immodest, or just a sign of feminine daftness, chances are you associate the women wearing these contentious garments with stupidity.
There are indeed times when women wearing short skirts are stupid. From personal experience, I can tell you that I was very stupid to wear a short skirt:
- In a typhoon
- In below-freezing weather during a blizzard
- While walking alone down dark alleyways in the dead of night
HOWEVER I was more than stupid in those moments. I was also being...
So before knocking a short-skirt-wearing woman for being stupid, take a moment to consider whether or not she might also be something else as well. Perhaps she is feeling depressed and needs to laugh at herself. Perhaps she needs help and realizes that the best way to get it in a given controlled situation is to look stupid and helpless. Perhaps she is very smart indeed but simply likes the breeze.
The point I am trying to make is that one can be at once stupid and many, many other things. And often stupidity is a gateway to surprising genius.
Smart, Fashionable, Strategically Savvy
I've just finished describing how wearing a short skirt may not be so stupid, but don't think I'm letting short-skirting gals off the hook.
Short skirts can be used for a lot of things: mobility, manipulation, tanning, fashion, ventilation, and even impromptu tourniquets. Still, there are far superior alternatives to short skirts that are readily available to all women, and any female depending too heavily on short skirts to meet her goals, whatever they may be, is nothing more than a sad, one-trick pony.
As with all things, short skirts are best utilized in moderation. Taking them too far, or using them too frequently, is more than just stupid; it's sad.
What are short-skirt wearing women to you?
Like I said, we've all got short skirt prejudices. What are yours? Let your voice be heard in the poll to your right.
Just keep in mind that there is always more to a short skirt wearing woman than meets the eye. The same can be said of anyone wearing any sort of garment, be it a burqa or a zoot suit. Try not to judge people's outfits to harshly.
As some old dude once said, "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players."
The things we wear are mere costume pieces. We're simply having fun with life. Take what you see with a grain of salt, and let the plot and characters, not the costumes, reveal life's brilliant stories. You're bound to enjoy the show much more that way.