Legs, photo by not by me
The girl likes to wear short shorts. I like to wear boxers or sarong so I guess I understand. If, however, we go to the grocery store or something, this causes a general paroxysm. I don’t mean me in my underwear, but her in overwear. It’s like people haven’t seen legs before. Worse, she tried to go out to feed the cow down the lane and got cat calls from neighborhood boys. In our own neighborhood. It’s like, WTF. Legs. They’re for walking.
There’s still some dominant idea that how a girl’s dressed should affect how you treat them. For some Sri Lankan men the sight of thigh is effectively an invitation to the boudoir, which as far as they understand it seems to be about as sophisticated as dogs humping on the street. But it’s not. Some girls just like wearing shorts. I don’t, but to each their own.
As an aside, the Avurudu dress for supermarkets seems to be those sari tops (without sari) hence exposing expanses of navel. So it seems that that particular bit of flesh is not sexualized. Also, if I may digress, what is with Sri Lankan bras? They’re very pointy and not at all flattering. Don’t we export underwear?