Dressing like a slut doesn’t instigate inappropriate sexual behavior, except when it does

Now is the time we juxtapose*.

BBC, May 2011:

A new protest movement sparked by a policeman’s ill-judged advice to women students to “avoid dressing like sluts” has taken root in the US and Canada

Police Constable Michael Sanguinetti had been giving a talk on health and safety to a group of students at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto when he made the now infamous remarks.

“You know, I think we’re beating around the bush here,” he reportedly told them. “I’ve been told I’m not supposed to say this – however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised.”

He has since apologised for his remarks and has been disciplined by the Toronto police, but remains on duty.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix, June 2013:

One thing we know about Saskatoon is that we take our residential neighbourhoods seriously. Council will approve $200 million for a bridge and freeway with extra lanes in a heartbeat, but will spend an hour debating a zoning change to allow a yoga studio or day-care centre on your block.

If you think a yoga studio is bad, wait until bar patrons teased by the stripping and fuelled by alcohol walk out and wander down your street.

In summary, men are pigs.

*With apologies to Kate

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