Beijing, June 27 (ANI): A Shanghai Metro microblog post, which asked women to dress up 'properly' to avoid sexual harassment, has elicited strong reactions.
The metro operator posted a picture of a woman in a see-through dress on its Twitter-like Weibo account, and urged women to 'pay attention to how do they dress'.
It's no wonder that some people get harassed if they dress like this, the post read.
The post published by Shanghai No 2 Subway Co. added that there were many perverts on the subway and asked women to 'cherish' themselves.
According to The BBC, the move drew criticism for discrimination and sexism from irate women.
Many decried the suggestion that women were to blame for sexual harassment by dressing scantily.
According to this logic, all men can harass women in swimming pools? the China Daily quoted a Weibo user, as saying
Even if a woman doesn't wear revealing clothes, it doesn't mean she won't be sexually harassed, said another user.
A spokesman for the metro company, however, denied allegations that the post was justifying sexual harassment, and added that it was meant to be a 'kind reminder' to women.
As the city's subway operator, we have the responsibility to warn women of the potential danger of sexual harassment on the subway, the spokesman told the Global Times newspaper. (ANI)