skirt length

You are not “asking for it” regardless of what this guide to skirt length posted on MediaWatch’s facebook account may lead you to believe.

Nor, for that matter, does the photographer think you are. The piece is titled “judgements” and Rosea Posey explains:

I took this last year, but in retrospect, I think it’s my strongest piece from high school.


Working on this project really made me examine my own opinions, preconceptions and prejudices about “slutty” women and women who choose to cover all of their skin alike. I used to assume that all women who wore Hijabs were being oppressed, slut-shame, and look down on and judge any woman who didn’t express her sexuality in a way that I found appropriate.


I’d like to think I’m more open now.

So, good news, this is an art piece! And a really clever one, at that. Which, however, does not mean that there are not people out there who do think that you are “asking for it” if you wear a skirt of a certain length. One commenter on the Facebook post replies:

i’m a woman and i completely agree with this photo.

So, be depressed about that, I guess. But also marvel at the fact that that commenter must have a limitless supply of precisely knee length skirts.