So when did wearing pajama's become a public fashion statement? I have been shaking my head for years at the advance of the fashion idea that there is no private. I'm used to the fact that young men wear pants that hang an inch below where the skidding started. I've never yelled out 'pull your frigging pants up' even once even though I've thought it thousands of times. What's kind of weird is that the same kids who think I'm too fat wear pants with the same waist size that I have. I sometimes see them eyeing my pants with ... avarice.
But, I'll make peace with my desire to stage a boxer rebellion if people will give up on wearing pajama's in public. In hotels you wouldn't know how common it is to see entire families in the restaurant in their jammies. I sit there thinking about all those damn classes I teach to people with disabilities about boundaries. BOUNDARIES.
However, here's what happened, pay attention there will be a quiz:
We were out for lunch and a family came in, they had two teen aged girls both were wearing pajama bottoms. The older girl wore a tee shirt top. The younger girl was in a wheelchair and was wearing something much more sheer. I'm not good with words for female clothing, it kind of looked like a slip but it wasn't. I figure I should go to a crash course at Victoria Secret so I can better describe what I see. And by the way, we went by one of those stores yesterday and I'm not sure exactly what secret Victoria is keeping.
Anyways, the young woman with a disability was very busty and I thought the top was wildly inappropriate and noticed that she was really noticed by people around her. A couple teen boys were making fun of her with their words but couldn't take their eyes off her breasts. At one point I thought she was trying to cover herself with her arms, like she was embarrassed to be out like she was. Her parents and sister simply didn't notice.
I felt that she was really, really vulnerable. I felt like she was being made vulnerable. I didn't think that she had made the choice to wear what she was wearing. I'm going to be giving a lecture about abuse prevention ... I felt like I had a duty to speak up.
But I just didn't think that I could without making myself seem like a pervert. I didn't want further incident to embarrass her even more.
a) I would speak up ... (if you vote this, tell what you'd say ...)
b) I would not speak up ... (if not, why not ...)