Women advised how to dress on metro

Shanghai Metro 'dress code' warning sparks debate


A Shanghai Metro microblog post urging women to ''pay attention to how you dress'' to avoid sexual harassment has sparked protests and strong reactions.

The metro operator posted a picture of a woman in a see-through dress on its Twitter-like Weibo account, saying: "It's no wonder that some people get harassed if they dress like this."

This drew criticism for discrimination and sexism from irate women.





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Vocabulary:

to urge -

to avoid -

harassment (n) -

to spark (protests) -

it's no wonder -

to draw criticism -

a poll -

to cherish -

to set off -

a flurry of -

to decry -

to blame -

to dress scantily -

to quote -

revealing (adj) -

to point out -

coquettish (adj) -

a spokesman -

to deny -

a reminder -

to warn -


Listen to this conversation about the controversy. You can read the transcript too. Source: 6 minute English

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