How ‘provocative clothes’ affect the brain – and why it’s no excuse for assault

How ‘provocative clothes’ affect the brain – and why it’s no excuse for assault

How ‘provocative clothes’ affect the brain – and why it’s no excuse for assault 150 150 icnagency

By: Dean Burnett |

How ‘provocative clothes’ affect the brain – and why it’s no excuse for assault

| Neuroscience | The Guardian

Here’s why the persistent idea that a woman’s outfit can make her responsible for her own assault has no basis in science

Sterling work by undercover reporters for the Financial Times have caused a storm around the Presidents Club. Reports of their annual gala dinner involving horrific harassment of hostesses, paid (surprisingly little) to cater to the whims of rich powerful men under alarmingly draconian conditions have quickly caused the club to close.

This is just the latest in a long line of scandals regarding men in powerful positions using them to abuse, harass and sexually manipulate women. The potent backlash to the Presidents Club revelations and the ongoing #MeToo movement suggest that we may be undergoing a long-overdue societal shift when it comes to sexual politics and interactions, especially with regard to men exploiting their power over women.

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