Fashion has assigned women the role of harlot (Merton). It was convincingly sold. Women believe dressing this way comes from their personal desires and is an expression of independence and freedom. Even to challenge this is to be accused of being a right-wing, Christian moralist (each word an insult in its own right). Living in Africa where women cover their bodies, it is always shocking to see someone dressing like a cheap actress from an MTV music video. Does expressing female sexuality mean virtually exposing ones private parts?