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1.11.17

Being A Woman

http://www.aforteforfashion.co.uk/2017/11/being-woman.html
With the current revelations in Hollywood around Harvey Weinstein still fresh and the fabulous hashtag #MeToo helping women share stories and come together. I started to muse about my own thoughts on being a woman in 2017.



I shot these pictures as a kind of protest. Hands up how many women out there have changed their outfit before leaving the house for fear or being cat-called or worse?

#MeToo 


A point I often have to make, to  men I talk to about this, is that they have never had stand in front of a mirror and scrutinize their outfit from every angle. Will this draw attention to me? Is this too short? Is it too low cut? Too tight? Sometimes there isn’t even a science to it, you could be in the most un-revealing clothes and some men will still feel the need to pass comment. Now I’m not trying to say that cat calling is as bad as assault - of course not. But it feeds the over all culture in society.

The thing I found most shocking is that I was asking other women if they were going to share their stories on #MeToo.  I wasn’t asking them if anything had happened to them because I just presumed that it had. We’ve all got stories, me included. I encourage men to read the hashtag. Many guys have been shocked at the sheer volume of stories on there.

So I'm taking back the skirt and I encourage you all to do the same. These are just legs. If I want to wear this without fear I should be able to. This is a call to all the ladies reading this. Wear what makes you happy. And don't let the casual sexism you hear day to day get you down, things are changing, this is a movement and we all play our part.


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Photography Matt McCormick

3 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree with you more! So many guys seem to be oblivious to the shit we have to put up with. Also you look gobsmackingly gorgeous lady!
    Deimante x
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  2. I'm in love with this post girl! Bravo! Absolutely well written!


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  3. Love this post girl. It's shocking that we now live in a society where the majority of us have a #metoo story. You look fierce and own that skirt.

    Lauren xx - bylaurenjane

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