Beware of outdated thinking and victim blaming

The outdated thinking that so-called "too revealing" clothes do not reflect well on a girl's modesty or upbringing is also often held by people guilty of victim blaming when women are molested or even raped ("Mind how we dress in public" by Mr Benjamin Sim Buke Huang; July 9).

We are no longer living in the kampung days and must instead learn to keep up with the times as well as modern standards.

Anybody should be able to feel safe dressing as he or she likes, as long as it is within the confines of decency.

Various premises, including places of worship, already have their own dress codes.

Suggesting another one for being in public is silly. Other than underwear and pyjamas, most clothes are meant to be worn when going out in public.

Terence Lim