08-10-2017 03:00 PM
however the girl was wearing hot pants with her bottom hanging out it looked like a sort of sheer hot pants thing cut to the mid tummy..I wrote that due to the fact I live with others from other cultures it would be respectful to wear a little more at breakfast.
I feel bad as I understand from being out in Brighton at Pride that its the fashion to wear short shorts with bottoms hanging out..whatever happened to showing a bit of knee or ankle ...anyway..I stayed at a b and b and wanted to go down in my pjs stripy - I was told no it was no way appropriate and to dress, it was only a tiny place and I wanted to feel relaxed.
How do you put this to a guest..I already put it to her and am unlikely to get the same problem again but your ideas are good
08-11-2017 06:56 AM
@Francesca You cannot ask guests to wear this or that as long as he or she is wearing clothes on this shouldn't really matter. Concerning the people of other cultures that were staying at your place in that time I am sure they were aware of the culture in Brighton UK and I personally think they should respect the culture of the country they are living in rather than judgmental. Never complain about your guests outfit that's bad for business!!!
08-14-2017 01:17 AM
Yes but I really don’t want to sit at breakfast with people naked or not wearing much cloths.
08-14-2017 01:31 AM
but I will consider what you say seriously. Western culture seems to demand that women must flaunt themselves to men.
Probably this ideal has been born in Hollywood and guess who is charge if Hollywood " men" how often do we see an ugly actress in a lead role its not the norm..the culture of Hollywood sets beauty up as something all women must have and its not fair on average women who then feel imperfect. .. and guess who mostly operate on women for plastic surgery - men though this is changing a bit now. Women pay thousands of pounds for their beauty products etc., is this just to make themselves feel good or what is it about.
A feminist would say I wear what I like and go where I like but that is insensitive to the culture in some cases.
My friend wore not enough in the street in Dahab and was molested in a the changing room by the shop keeper.
She had not invited him. It was not her fault. It was bad.
But in my opinion she was disrespectul of the Arabic culture and thought " they should get over it..." that they were behind in womens liberation. But this does not sit with me either.
People are where they are in terms of development as countries and attitudes some of which are attached to deeply held religious beliefs.
There has been a case where a cafe owner shot at nudists on a beach in Corsica recently and has been let off. It was not a designated nudist beach and they should not have been there. He got left off..so far. I was surprized at the fact he got let off.
Anyway this is going off the point a bit..to be safe I play the middle ground as being the best way to go in other countries. As a traveller extremist may not be the best way to go about.