Preaching that modesty is the new sexy isn’t counter-cultural; it’s adding fuel to the fire of telling women and girls that all that matters is how sexually available and attractive they are (or aren’t). This is false....
Similar to the purity myth, the modesty myth teaches that covering women up and teaching them to be ever on the lookout for tempting their male peers (and even non-peers such as older men, friends of one’s father’s, male relatives, pastors, and teachers) is actually promoting respect for women and their bodies while restoring healthy relationships between men and women. Another big fat false.
Read her whole post here. And be sure to check back throughout the week as she continues to explore ideas of modesty in a Christian context.
|Source: Kevin Ohlin via From Two to One|