Imagine this – taking public transportation to attend to your errands, maybe meet someone or just simply spend the majority of your day window shopping; you’ve dressed up nice to be presentable and feel good.
Now imagine a complete stranger taking photos of you without your knowledge because to him your clothing is sexually enticing and what he never imagined seeing in real life.
An MRT passenger was able to capture an old man while he took pictures of the said woman who sat across from him, even more disturbing was he was caught zooming into her chest area.
When the photos went viral, people reacted by saying that this man needed to be slapped on the face for doing such a disrespectful thing, but, shockingly, an equal amount of netizens commented that it was her fault for dressing up so inappropriately considering the fact that she is in a place with so many strangers.
This woman did not mean to catch attention, she just wanted to get to her stop but she was taken advantage of by a man she would probably never meet again.
It’s incredible how some people don’t call out the man for obviously doing an extremely sickening thing but instead blame the woman for dressing up so “inappropriately” as if she was asking to be taken pictures of without her consent.
In this era it’s proper to quote Kim Kardashian-West and what she had to say about her experience with slut shaming: “The body-shaming and slut-shaming — it’s like, enough is enough. I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me.”