05/17/2013 02:08 pm ET Updated May 20, 2013

Demetri Marchessini: Women Wearing Pants Is 'Hostile Behavior' To Men


Shipping tycoon-turned-author Demetri Marchessini has some very interesting views on women.

In his book "Women In Trousers: A Rear View," published in 2003 and re-examined in the Guardian this week, Marchessini lamented women's decisions to wear trousers and shared some "truths" about female bodies.

Here are the six most absurd things he had to say:

  • "Everyone has the obligation to look as attractive as possible. It pains me to see women looking terrible."
  • "Walk along any street and you see women using trousers like a uniform every single day. This is hostile behaviour. They are deliberately dressing in a way that is opposite to what men would like. It is behaviour that flies against common sense, and also flies against the normal human desire to please."
  • "[B]ecause women cannot see themselves from the rear, the vast majority of women are unaware that trousers are very unflattering to them. Trousers are made for men's bodies, which are mostly straight up and down."
  • "Countless women who would look lovely in dresses or skirts are embarrassingly unattractive in trousers."
  • "The more women dress like men, the less they are attractive to men."
  • "Women know that men don't like trousers, yet they deliberately wear them."

Let's review: There are no men, at all, who like the way women look in pants, and women should choose their clothes only on the basis of whether men will approve. Glad we cleared that up.

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