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lol, way to miss the point!  More seriously, I do hope you were joking and don't honestly think I was saying they were equivalent and, in fact, state plainly I didn't.  I also hope that you realize I was writing in a snarky tone about a serious topic and that my call for the bra ban was sarcasm.

But just in case you missed it, or didn't read far enough (I apologize for the length), here's the main point:

It's probably a near-universal experience to feel the discomfort and embarrassment of wearing clothes that make us feel out of place.  It is, however, a special humiliation that I wager most women and few men have experienced, to wear clothes that make you feel like a whore.  

If you've never had your worth as a person dismissed because you're "dressed slutty," if you've never been given a talking-to at work because you wore something and "people might take it the wrong way," if you've never been told you're asking to be raped if you "go out in that," then you probably don't understand how PERSONALLY women take it when MEN, even ones halfway around the world in a culture we know squat about, tell our sisters what is and is not acceptable to wear.  

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 at 11:43:16 AM EST
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