Fighting indecent dressing
SIR: African culture is being eroded by indecent dressing. Culturally, a country is advancing when the citizens respect and promote their own culture but the reverse is the case in our society today. Among the females, indecency is made manifest in mini-skirt, bumper shorts, armless, show back popularly known as spaghetti tops etc. One needs more than a gift of discernment to differentiate a prostitute from a lady in provocative wears. “Girls in decent attire are less likely to misbehave.” This is very true to an extent.
Guys are not left out in this social malady. I see no reason a child from a good home should keep dreadlocks, sag trousers, pierce his ears all in the name of fashion. The question is, who do we blame for this social malady – the parents, society or the peer group? I leave this to your imagination.
To curb the menace of indecent dressing, parents are urged to be good models in morals to their children, give them attention and regulate the type of films they watch at home. The mass media must promote good moral values while religious leaders must preach against bad habits. The introduction of college or university dress codes can also help.
• Fisayo Ajayi, Ado-Ekiti.