I can see why those rules are in place. The thing with our American culture is that we expect to be able to do or say whatever we want.
The problem with this is that things get out of hand. Girls start dressing in practically nothing, go out drinking and stumbling home by themselves at night, acting like complete B's to people and getting away with it because they're "just girls".
The pants and the shorts rule is there to stop the downward decline. With dresses there isn't much to see. With pants/shorts there is more to see. You just look elegant with a dress but there is no form really underneath there; and I'm not talking about the "dresses" that modern girls wear to clubs or on a night out. I'm talking about an actual, casual, loose dress.
Your community could have chosen anything as their benchmark, as their "line in the sand". They decided that pants and shorts were it, that's all. I really don't think it's such a bad thing either because of all the nonsense I see out there from some women, like in the examples from paragraph 2.
Oh, religion often clings to the ways of gender roles and how women were made to be seen. As unfair as it sounds women are more or less the center of it all and they are celebrated because of what their bodies can do. That's why women in religion are treated more as things that need protected or shouldn't do anything men can because they are viewed as "holy" because their bodies bring new life. In today's society we're a bit more equal then before so you can wear pants if you want but you can stick to the traditions if you want.
What kind of question is this? I mean I have no problem with girls wearing skirts and stuff (especially when my girlfriend's wearing a dress. She really knows how to knock my socks off, lol) but I feel like if that's all they wear, we guys would be seeing it every day and eventually it wouldn't be as awesome seeing girls all dressed up, because we'd be used to it. On the other hand, the nice thing about pants is you don't have to cross your legs when sitting and in some cases it is way more practical to wear pants. Just my $0.02.
Clothing doesn't poses gender, society just forces dumb roles on stupid shit. It's all about comfort, expression, and utility. There's nothing wrong with girls wearing pants just like there's nothing wrong with guys wearing skirts. Its all just fabric.
Of course women should be allowed to wear pants or shorts. There is nothing disrespectful about wearing that type of clothing as long as the clothes fit properly and you are not hanging out of them.
The degree of some belief systems baffle me. I'm a Christian and yes they should. They're human and no matter what you believe you can't deny that we were created to be free and think. I see no reason why there should be limits on 'freedom'...
No, women shouldn't wear anything on the lower half of their body.
That depends on what you were raised on, but the Bible never gives guild lines on exactly what to wear. But, it does mention not being a stumbling block to the people around you, so don't wear anything that will instantly promote lust or anything like thatxD So yes, women should be allowed to wear pants and even shortsxD
No, it's not a joke. My fiancé has a girl cousin who isn't allowed to wear pants because her family is involved with an extremely conservative Protestant Church group. From what she says it is based In the Bible's Old Testament, something about women not wearing clothing of a man. I've read the passage, I do not interperate it that way. I believe that their objective was something like "Modesty for Ladies"; however I think it's far more immodest seeing girlstry to - ride bikes, play baseball and other things in a calf length or longer skirt. I'm sorry it's almost like some of the eastern religious beliefs where women have little say in what goes on in their lives, that's so sad.
She has talked to me and my fiancé (her cousin) about this before, she feels held back socially people at her school think it's odd. She's really pretty, so it's sort of accepted by friends with reservations. She told my fiancé and I that when she turns 18 and goes to college she will change to a mainstream Protestant Church and not return to that of her parents. To me this is so sad. Worship is not about a bunch of rules it's about worshiping a God you love and have a personal relationship with. My God doesn't hold me back or repress me like that!
My grandma is like that. She hates that the girls in the family wear pants and shorts. I don't agree with it. I feel like we should be able to wear whatever we want so long as it's presentable and suitable for public.
Allowed to, yes. It's a matter of personal choice what you wear -what you're comfortable with, what your standards are, and what you like. Also, just floating this out there -all religions have degrees of strictness and most have different expectations with respect to clothing.
Of fucking course women should be allowed to wear pants, do you think this is the god damn middle east?
Of course they should.
Yeah I get where your coming from.. All of my great grandmothers and all the women in my family only way skirts to knee or longer because to them it's a form of respect to themselves but I wear shorts and pants all the time because I didn't think it was necessary to take it that far