Last night, Cathelyne marveled at four women in micro-skirts, appearing somewhat lost at the North Station T stop and a bit unsteady on the high heels they were wearing.
as opposed to the train. There would be tweets out demanding his arrest!
.. and dont have a news-blog. just a "whatever interests me-blog", displaying how current american youth looks like when going out, for example :)
i do think its a question that makes you wonder about the current society. if i were a guy, would it indeed be bad for me to take their pic? is that because they wear supershort skirts and therefore i should be a pervert? if they had just worn trousers and all, taking their pic, as a guy, would have been ok?
its a thin line...
Was hanging out by the waterfront in the North End last summer having a conversation with my husband, when I noticed out of the corner of my eye a guy taking photos of me and my husband. He was about an arms length away from us. Very rude.
If it were a woman would I have minded less? No. However, if I were alone and a man took a photo of me then yes it would bother me more because he is a man and not a woman. Just my personal point of view.
actually, Catheleyne is a she!! ;) and according to the law, you are allowed to photograph people in public areas, although of course she would never take a picture of somebody if she suspects the person would not like it..
Don't know that newsworthiness is enough that these people's photo should be put on the web.
But maybe it's because I've reached the age where I can complain about kids these days, I was struck by all that exposed skin on a February night. Granted, a February night following a fairly warm Feburary day, but still, all I could think was: Put some leggings on or something, for Christ's sake!
. . . in this weather- all I see looking at that picture- are cold people. Then again- saw a guy jogging with shorts on a couple days ago when it was in the 20's. Made me shiver just seeing him.
Hey, some people can handle cold better than others. I was out with bare legs last night and was perfectly damn fine too! I would have been sweating my arse off in leggings.
. . . body fat percentage is on the low side lately- never been colder than this winter. Today is the first day without long johns on in months.
I'm a big fan. If and when I ever do drag, I'm definitely going in patent leather hooker boots.
The looked like they were hired to work at a convention or something. What's the big deal?
the photographer is a she!! :)
Never seen a woman in a dress in February? Really? And it doesn't occur to the (apparently) male commenters here that a dress or skirt doesn't have to be short to expose all of the legs? Just because you don't see the skin, that doesn't mean it isn't exposed to the air.
And I seriously doubt that those women were so unexperienced in heels that they were 'unsteady.' Ever seen ballroom dancers? The idea that you'd be unsteady in heels is for those who have never worn them more than once.
Cathelyne mentions that they were unsteady. I would guess drunk rather than inexperienced.
And a longer skirt does afford more protection. It blocks the wind (and therefore the wind chill effect). Also, a long skirt traps air that warms up. So not as warm as pants, but way warmer than a skirt the size of a bandaid.
I'm a woman, city commuter, Mass native, and of off-my-lawn age/sensibilities. I wear sensible walking shoes and warm pants and then change when I get there. Then again, no one (other than my hubby) wants to see *me* dressed like that.
I also thought, those poor cold girls, they missed the pants-less subway ride last month.
...but that was before I came to U Hub.
Why not let kids be kids -- why all the grumpiness? It wasn't that cold -- and they weren't hurting anyone.
And besides why would any sane man find nice looking young ladies wearing short skirts annoying?
There are places where people bike naked, and not just on naked bike ride day.
This just looks like the no-pants T ride. Big deal.
That's kinda a flawed example to analogize. The no-pants T ride was done for humor and irony. Wearing short skits, not so much.
Though I find this interesting. I didn't thought people would think them as wearing "micro-skirts," thus implying a nature of them. I guess that's the generational gap here...
The point is that this level of flesh showing isn't anything to be freaked out about, even in winter.
As was also noted by another commenter almost simultaneously ...
Michael Kerpan -- I don't think anyone found them annoying, just notable.
the historic and social impact the workers protesting in Wisconsin will have, the impact that the social upheaval in the Middle East might have here at home or how one of them heard her boyfriend was seen talking to his pig ex at Khoury's the night before?
... michael kerpan!
on the weekends, you could see hundreds of girls dressed like that, even if it's 20 degrees outside.