Visual harassment describes a situation that men are embarrassed to be around with women who are wearing over-revealing clothes in summer. They don’t know where to look at, especially in a crowded place, and they might be considered as a pervert when they do look at those women.
Nowadays, girls are more open with outfit choices. Midriff-baring tops, backless dresses and miniskirts are necessities in many girls’ wardrobes. But wearing revealing outfits in public areas or workplace is considered a form of sexual harassment by many people where men are the victims. Some even believes that over-revealing outfits may make a woman look cheap and less popular.
A study from the University of Leeds calculated the exact proportion of flesh a woman should expose to attract male admirers. The study found that women who reveal 40 percent of their body were approached twice as many times as women who showed less flesh. Those who revealed more than 40 percent were also less popular. Revealing one arm counted as 10 percent exposure, one leg counted as 15 percent, and the upper body counted as 50 percent. Researchers believe that exposing too much skin can scare men away, because they fear such women could be unfaithful.