Clothing and Rape.


‘Clothing is in no way the reason for sexual harassment’

by Rumi Kawser

‘We lighten the crime by calling the reason mentally unstable’

Dr Zobaiyda Nasreen, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Dhaka said: “Five-year-old children are being raped. Can we really blame clothes for crimes like that? There was a time when women in this country did not even wear blouses with saris. The rate of sexual harassment was much lower back then. How can outfits be the reason behind rape then? “Women were sexually harassed during Hajj. When a child is sexually harassed, we label the criminal as mentally unstable. We make light of the crime when we do this. The enormity of such an act is lessened when the criminal is not held fully responsible. In a recent case, the Beauty rape and murder, we can clearly tell that the crime was related to power. She tried so hard but she was unable to survive in the end.”


This is it – the most important interview of your life.

How do you make sure you get the job?

Should you wear a suit?

Does your tie complement your shirt?

Are you wearing the proper attire for an interview?

There are eight things men must know about job interview dress code.

It may be of interest to those men in quest of a job – recent graduates, professionals seeking for a better job or promotion.

These eight points are strikingly often neglected by job seekers, but comprise a great deal of an interviewer’s impression about those interviewed.


The importance of being properly dressed for a job interview

First few seconds make up the biggest part of an overall impression, when meeting for the first time either with an interviewer or a fellow denizen.

The rest of time in a conversation is usually spent by confirming or discarding that first judgment the companion had, and rationalizing it.

It can be a hard, sometimes impossible, to overcome the first bad impression; so why bother doing that?

You must have been doing a good job writing cover letters, preparing your resumes, learning interview questions by heart and practicing answers to them; but there is one little (not that little in fact) thing you might have overlooked.

That thing is your attire. It does matter.

That must be considered in all respects before you go on an interview for a new job; and in this article, we will try to help you learn how to take full advantage of your dress and add up perfect look to your already exemplary set of skills and experiences so that great job you used to dream of does not pass you by.

1. Preparation

Find out about the work setting

Learn about the work setting, premises and office style that your perspective company abides by.

An open-space office means that the company fosters less formal working style, which can also be reflected in less strict attention paid by interviewers to your attire.

This fact, however, does not suggest that one can show up in a pair of their favorite old jeans and a t-shirt on an interview with such a company.

On the other hand, the company you are about to be interviewed for may have been keeping their traditions for centuries, with respective attributes – conservative dress code, tables of red wood, chairs of expensive leather etc.

This can be the case in legal, lobbying, consulting, private banking and other industries that highly depend on reputation.

Thus, being interviewed at Google differs from being interviewed at Credit Suisse.

While in the former case your appearance can be more relaxed to a certain degree, in the latter it is probably better to have a classic more austere look.

Get to know the company’s dress code

In addition to discovering the company’s work setting, it is important to learn if there is any particular dress code.

The company may have a semi-open office space in form of, so-called, office cubes, but be highly strict on office attire. With regard to that, you can highly benefit from meeting one of employees of that company you are going to be interviewed at.

This way you can get a better idea of what are the expectations from and requirements to potential employees, and learn to better satisfy them. A good resource that can help you with such research is numerous professional networking websites of which the most popular is Linked-In.


Make sure you have proper attire beforehand

It usually takes a while to find a suit that perfectly matches one’s body type.

You may try on tens of suits before you find the right one. Therefore, it is best to start preparations in advance – a few weeks at least if you are planning to

Therefore, it is best to start preparations in advance – a few weeks at least if you are planning to buy a suit, or even a month or two should you decide to have your suit custom tailored for you.

In both cases, the classical men suit would be your best bet. It has remained the same for hundreds of years and thus never changes at a sudden whim of fashion.

Before purchasing a suit though, make sure you have learned a few important things about suit selection, which will be discussed in the following sections.


A few days before the scheduled date of the interview, have your hair freshly cut or, at least, trimmed around the neck and ears.

To make sure you have it done right and exactly as you like it, visit a barber that has been cutting your hair for a while already.

Otherwise, you might be not satisfied with the job done, and become worried about your cut at the interview.

There is no need for that to become something you are uncomfortable with in a such an important event .

Facial hair

If you grow a mustache or beard – must be also freshly trimmed; otherwise get shaved on the very day of the interview, or, at least, on the prior day.