I realize this is politically incorrect to talk about but my reputation is no good anyway.
“The girl says, ‘Wait a minute! Just because I’m dressed this way does not make me a whore!’
Which is true. Gentlemen, that is true. Just because they dress a certain way doesn’t mean they are a certain way. Don’t ever forget it. But ladies, you must understand that is fucking confusing! It just is.
Now that would be like me, Dave Chappelle the comedian, walking down the street in a cop uniform. Somebody might run up on me, saying, ‘Oh, thank God. Officer, help us! Come on. They’re over here. Help us!’
‘Oh, no!!! Just because I’m dressed this way does not make me a police officer!’
All right, ladies, fine. You are not a whore. But you are wearing a whore’s uniform.”
While it is true that the way a woman is dressed does not invite rape everyone who has raised a teenage daughter has told her at least once that “You are not wearing that out of the house!”
The way we dress definitely does make an impression on other people. That’s why we dress nice for job interviews. There are appropriate and inappropriate ways to dress for work, school, court, church and shopping at Walmart.
The reason I bring this up is because of the notion that George Zimmerman wrongly profiled Trayvon Martin in part because Trayvon was wearing a “hoodie” sweatshirt.
I must confess that I don’t know what George Zimmerman was really thinking that fateful night. It’s possible he assumed that Trayvon’s hoodie was some kind of unofficial criminal uniform. But if he did, was that an unreasonable conclusion?
Where did that stereotype originate?