Originally Posted by typeB-md
If you want to get dolled up in the morning, accept the fact that by making yourself more attractive you open yourself up to situations that otherwise may not have presented.
For example, when I drive into the city I don't take my porsche, I take my girlfriend's jetta. It's not that I don't love driving my porsche, but it's excersizing a certain situational prudence. Porsches gain unwanted attention and I would prefer to avoid this attention.
When you do something that garners you additional attention, you do in fact bear some responsibility when unwanted outcomes result from your chosen behavior. I'm sorry if that hurts your little sensitive snowflake soul, but welcome to reality.
But I'm arguing that there's a difference between saying to someone "Wow, you look really pretty today!" and "Hey, lady, I'm glad that YOU'RE my doctor today!!! [ogles breasts]"
I'm not saying that you shouldn't expect some attention if you take the time to dress nicely. But, apparently, it's asking too much to expect that the people around you observe some basic rules of decency, politeness, and civility.
It's becoming more established in our culture that people don't "ask" to be sexually harrassed or assaulted based on the way that they dress. I think, therefore, that it's pretty fair to say that wearing a sweater that fits well (isn't too low-cut or too tight, but isn't shaped like a bag) doesn't mean that you deserve to have your breasts ogled by a lecherous attending/resident/patient. I'm sorry if that hurts your little morose, crabby soul, but welcome to reality.