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Old Today, 07:14 AM
 
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I see all kinds of ink being spilled on this topic. Honestly, I dont care what women wear, when they wear it, what color it is. If its a horrible color, I'll look the other way. If she's got cleavage, butt cheeks, or camel toe showing, I may look or maybe not.

But what I dont get is women who want to show that much skin or criticize others who do? One time, a coworker of mine was sent home because of a short skirt. It came mid thigh sitting down? Her butt was completely covered. ? I don't get it.
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Old Today, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I can understand the need for professionally appropriate clothing in a work setting, but it doesn't sound like her skirt was actually that short.
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Old Today, 07:45 AM
 
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I am the only person who is qualified to judge how much skin is too much.
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Old Today, 07:50 AM
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Location: Texas
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I see all kinds of ink being spilled on this topic. Honestly, I dont care what women wear, when they wear it, what color it is. If its a horrible color, I'll look the other way. If she's got cleavage, butt cheeks, or camel toe showing, I may look or maybe not.

But what I dont get is women who want to show that much skin or criticize others who do? One time, a coworker of mine was sent home because of a short skirt. It came mid thigh sitting down? Her butt was completely covered. ? I don't get it.
Perhaps she bent over people could see more. I don't know. I worked in a business office where we had lots of people coming in for meetings and there was a strict dress code. No mini skirts for women, no shorts for men or women. Since it's a private employer they can dictate how their workers dress on their premises.
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Old Today, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I see all kinds of ink being spilled on this topic. Honestly, I dont care what women wear, when they wear it, what color it is. If its a horrible color, I'll look the other way. If she's got cleavage, butt cheeks, or camel toe showing, I may look or maybe not.

But what I dont get is women who want to show that much skin or criticize others who do? One time, a coworker of mine was sent home because of a short skirt. It came mid thigh sitting down? Her butt was completely covered. ? I don't get it.
The bare minimum isn't the standard in most workplaces. Otherwise people would just wear bikinis and be like, "What? The important bits are covered!"

If you get sent home from work as an adult because your clothing is not appropriate, you have a judgement problem.
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Old Today, 08:40 AM
 
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Most businesses have dress policies. If her clothing choice violated that policy, the company had every right to send her home to change.
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Old Today, 09:03 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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You don't show up at the bank job interview with combat boots, a purple mohawk and a nose ring. Just like if you want to be the lead singer in heavy metal band you wouldn't show up in a power suit with sensible pumps and a string of pearls.
Beyond a certain point bare skin suggest intimacy or sexuality, not really the image a business usually wants to project to it's customers or clients.
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Old Today, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Dark Side of the Moon
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People have been policing women's clothes and bodies for centuries, likely since monotheism was adopted. I'm always happy to see women bucking society's rules and laws.
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Old Today, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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The bare minimum isn't the standard in most workplaces.
No, but "mid-thigh when sitting down" isn't bare minimum either - actually sounds fairly conservative.

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If you get sent home from work as an adult because your clothing is not appropriate, you have a judgement problem.
Not necessarily - I can believe that some people are unreasonable in their expectations of modesty. Like a dress code that says no skirts above the knee seems unnecessarily conservative - a skirt above the knee is not necessarily a "judgement problem". Of course, if your place of work makes that policy clear and you decide to ignore it, then getting sent home is on you - but it doesn't necessarily mean you have a clothing judgement problem (maybe a behavioral judgement problem by being deliberately defiant but that's different).
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Old Today, 09:54 AM
 
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People have been policing women's clothes and bodies for centuries, likely since monotheism was adopted. I'm always happy to see women bucking society's rules and laws.
Don't think that men haven't also had a strict dress code all that time as well. The underlying issues are different (usually they have been subtle matters of adherence to hierarchy: "Everyone knows only the boss wears a red tie...what do you mean by wearing the boss's color?"), but putting a toe outside the prescribed line can be just as dangerous.
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