Counselor, George Cyril Lutterodt is at it again with his rather daring utterances on controversial and somewhat uncomfortable topics; this time, without mincing words, he has called out ladies who wear ‘provocative’ clothing, describing them as ‘stupid’.
The issue of women dressing suggestively has been a slippery area as some women believe a woman is allowed to wear what they want to wear, how they want to wear it and should not be burdened with the responsibility of how a man reacts to it.
The notion that some defilement and rape cases are birthed by seductive clothing has been an unending debate as while some schools of thoughts believe it plays a role in attracting a man to a woman or a girl to want to rape her, others believe otherwise.
Counselor Lutterodt in his usual bluntness said in an interview with GhanaWeb that, “this issue of women that say men must be held responsible when a woman has dressed provocatively and at the same time showing her cleavages , that it is a sign of confidence, I think that we have to bow down our heads in shame and disgrace . It is not just confidence you are looking for but it depicts the stupidity of women who don’t value what they carry.”
The cliché that men are visual beings was buttressed by Counselor Lutterodt’s question of why any woman will want to show her essentials and not expect to be a prey to some men and blamed the ‘uncultured’ phenomena on bad parenting.
“So if you walk to the office and you dress suggestively as a prostitute by wearing tight clothing , by wearing things that show your breasts, by wearing things that are translucent and everything about you is showing, and we hear that somebody has walked up to you for sexual intercourse, why should we blame the men? This is one of the signs of the zoo keeping that is growing in our times that we call bad parenting. If you are well cultured and well-groomed from a proper home, you choose what to wear to work, to church and to other places,” he mentioned.
He then went further to say, women who are fond of dressing seductively are mimicking the ways and lifestyles of a typical prostitute.
“How can you dress, show your vital statistics, show your dressing like a prostitute and believe that it is confidence, that’s a shame. How on earth can you wear a dress that shows that you are clearly a prostitute and you are believing that it is confidence?” he noted.
He added that before blaming men for acting inappropriately around such women, people’s attention should be drawn to their dressing etiquette especially ladies.
“I believe that before we go ahead and say men are becoming too much and that everything they will go for to first ask ourselves, are we talking to our daughters to dress decently? Now as I speak people don’t even care, they wear just anything to church. You see people wearing dresses that are meant for dinner to church,” he said.