Labels. They’re everywhere. Some may not be written clearly and others can also be heard.
A woman is judged on the way she looks, the way she walks, talks, just every way she acts at a certain point. A norm which couldn’t be avoided by people who keep the unsaid words deep within their working minds.
If a woman wears clothes which are a few inches away from the floor, you are to be respected highly, others are bound to call them “saints”. They are said to be easily shocked when someone talks about sexual intercourse or things related to sex.
If a girl wears clothes as short as their maximum limit, you are therefore a “slut” or “whore” as what people would say. Words which are enough to break you.
And if a girl puts on clothes which are just about the right length, it’s either she’s called “proper” or “old-fashioned”.
Society can wreck a person into bits and pieces like a ship making it’s way through a heavy storm. Because of gossip and false judgement, a girl can be forced to lock herself in her room for days, sitting at a corner, looking at her mirror asking herself what was wrong with her.
Labels shouldn’t be practiced and also be vocalized. It should be taken into careful consideration and thus be weighed and thought through. Most especially, women shouldn’t be judged like a snap of a finger. We do not know what she has been through and what is running through her mind. Perhaps she’s been through a rough day in school or in an unhealthy relationship or a broken family, we’ll never know.
Next time you let a word escape from those lips, think twice.