Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: OUTLANDER ISSUES ****SPOILER ALERT****

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sonyakhanum
Participant

Welcome elf1980! I’m 29 (so I’m not sure if that helps you haha), though sometimes I feel like my maturity level is of a 15 year old. I understand what you mean about hearing young women’s perspectives about what are “appropriate behaviours”. I’ve had a similar experience with my young sisters-in-law who are 8-10 years younger than me and the discussions I’ve had with them about the treatment that some young women face in school and/or among their peers relating to experiences such as sexual assault and cyber bullying. It’s quite shocking and appalling to hear from young women that another young woman “must have wanted” something because of her reputation. It’s upsetting, but education of young women and men on these topics is SO important when they’re constantly faced with the sexualization (not in an empowering way) of young women and girls in the media and advertising.