Indecent dressing simply means deliberate exposure of one’s body to the
public. This practice is contrary to the acceptable norms and values of
the society.
Moral decadence on the other, is a reduction in the level of morality in the
society. Do you observe that most (ladies) had gone haywire all in the
name of the dressing? The other, day I screamed when I saw a girl
whose parent barely fed well, dressed with half of her breast and
buttocks outside.
The trouser she wore is such that half of her buttock was out, with
beads and terrible make-ups and I heard her mum telling her “to have a
nice day.”
Some girls have been embarrassed and even abused, because of their
outrageous outfit. Indecent dressing is the major cause of the various
assault and sexual harassment recorded in the society, over time. As a
result of civilization, Nigerian ladies dress half naked to occasions all in
the name of ‘fashion’ and this is contrary to the prestige placed on
African women.
As a lady, you must be cautious of the kind of clothes you put on. Do
you know your dress creates impression about you either positively or
negatively in the heart of people?
Your dress could show if you are responsible or irresponsible, serious
minded or not serious. Dressing in a manner that parents, society and
religion frown at is not civilization. The way you dress shows whether
you are respected or not.
Most ladies now walk on the street half naked, with tattered clothes all in
the name of fashion. Also, some innocent guys have been arrested along
with armed robbers just because of the way they dressed. Nowadays,
different styles of dressing are in vogue – low west, hot bosom, sagging,
etc. All these have the society’s moral value to its lowest ebb.
In a nation that is endowed with varieties of culture and traditions, it is
annoying seeing this culture and traditions going into extinction.
Nigerians find it difficult to dress in their local attire as it is regarded as
“old and archaic.” Indecent dressing is an habit embraced by all ages in
the society. It has been inculcated by both the young and the old.
It is common among celebrities, particularly among artistes. These set of
people, while on stage, will want to look unique and in the process turned
themselves into lunatics. They wear tattered jeans with holes, tight fitting
shirt, some even go to the extent of wearing ordinary pant while on
stage. All this is the cause of juvenile delinquency. Most of the under
aged children engage in early sex as a result of what they watch on
Television as well as what they saw among their older siblings.
Sadly, most ladies have been sexually abused, because of their mode of
The question is: who do we blame for these social malady – the parents,
the society or the peer groups?