This is what is wrong with society. I’m a nineteen year-old girl, currently in college, and I am constantly disgusted by how women my age dress. Actually, excuse me, those who dress like this and have this state of mind/thought process are not women, they are girls. To even agree with this “slut-shaming” or “rape culture” is ridiculous. I am so tired of seeing PSAs saying that it isn’t a girl’s fault for being raped when she was wearing revealing clothes. Women are constantly preaching to respect one’s body and than wearing revealing clothes is showing how you respect your body and showing confidence, but honestly the women preaching this should be ashamed, they are the ones perpetuating this “rape culture.” Respecting one’s own body is covering up when necessary, you should not be wearing shorts, so short that you have to pull them down to cover your butt or shorts that don’t even cover your ass cheeks, I don’t want to see your ass, not only is it distracting, it’s just disgusting and frankly, slutty. And no, I don’t want to see your boobs falling out of your shirt, or you bra showing through your shirt, or you midriff, it’s just not respectable or professional. Sure, you’re in high school or college, but dressing like this, in my book is in fact slutty. I personally think dressing this way is showing men how easy you are to get into bed, trust me, I indulge in this type of dress once in a while when I go out and party, but at the same time, I dress in jeans and t-shirts when it’s cold and I still get the same amount of male attention. But at the same time, when I dress like this, walking back either later that night or the next morning, I always feel ashamed of what I am wearing, to me it says that I have no respect for myself, however here’s the catch, I don’t dress like this to school/classes, places for learning. Women, you need to really learn to respect yourselves. Be classy ladies, cover up, be respectable. With that being said, yes, men, but really they should be called boys, should learn how to control themselves, they shouldn’t oversexualize women, but I don’t blame them. Our society these days, preaches the oversexualization of women daily. Models show off their bodies on billboards and on television and in films, because unfortunately that how companies make money. It is sad and sick and shameful that women in the 1920s fought for women’s rights and the right to just wear pants instead of long skirts for the culture we have today. It is sad to see how hard it is to find shorts of an appropriate length, designers need to stop creating shorter and shorter shorts. I remember at least four years ago, I could still find comfortable, appropriate length shorts, but now, I just wear my four year old shorts, only occasionally able to find acceptable length shorts. I think this society just needs a wake up call. We need to go back to a culture of respectability and class.