crfriend wrote:However, that having been said, I can certainly envision a judge laughing me and my skirt out of court after assessing me the "count costs" for me bringing a charge.
A hidden point is made here... as the judge would probably hold you in contempt of court for even showing up in a skirt! Double standards indeed...! Especially since the judge is probably wearing a long black dress....
Pro tip: I wouldn't point that out when he scorns you for your skirt wearing in his court room.
But seriously I do understand what you're saying. You're probably right, depending on the jurisdiction. Then it comes down to two factors:
1) How many women actually would lift the hem of a mans skirt without permission (if men in skirts were common)?
2) What would the legal ramifications be in such event?
I'd say the answer to that will probably sway on public opinion more than anything. In my experience men are more receptive to sexual advances than women. So if most men were cool with it, then I'd say you're right. However if most men
felt the same way about it as women, then I'd say the court of public opinion would win out....
As in most cases with sexist double standards, men are often, collectively their own worst enemy. For every one "ball busting feminist
" out there, there is about a thousand men that will also tell you to "man up and get over it