The skirt in the picture on the right was actually the skirt I was wearing when this rude old dude harassed me on the street when I was on holiday in Australia. It was totally shitty and really shook me up: not just 'cause I was in my very own NEIGHBORHOOD which is largely inhabited by like, families and civil servants, but also because I felt super guilty for being too scared to say anything to the dude on the spot. The guilt kept nagging at me for days, and over the course I imagined and re-imagined what I would have said, had I been less terrified. Most of the time it was some formulation of "Eat shit and die!!!!!!!!!!!!!" (original, I know), but then I also liked to play with syntax and trying to figure out the proper derogatory term to confront this misogynistic asshole with.
Anyway, this was all very odd and scary, but ultimately, it just makes me more concerned about the way that girls and women's bodies are objectified in everyday life. I mean, heLLO, I am going to wear a tight crop top and miniskirt because it makes ME feel good and it makes ME happy!? Is that really that difficult a concept to understand?? Are there not OTHER things that people do just to make themselves feel good and make life the little bit more enjoyable (which we all know it totally needs)? I just wish there was a way to get it through people's heads that us ladies' bodies don't just exist for others' benefit, to be looked at or otherwise.... *sigh*
Vest, skirt Vintage
Skirt American Apparel
Dress (worn under) H&M