Dress code not necessary for public places

I have two points to make in response to Mr Benjamin Sim Buke Huang's letter ("Mind how we dress in public"; July 9).

First, women have the freedom to wear whatever they want in public, and wearing hot pants or shorts is not an invitation to any criminal intent or act, such as molestation.

Men have to learn to respect women, no matter what they wear.

Second, while I agree that an appropriate dress code should be adhered to in places of worship, a dress code is not necessary for public spaces.

Mr Sim's suggestion on having some dress code in public places is somewhat narrow-minded.

Wang Weiqin (Miss)