Okay, I am going to touch on a bit of a "hot button" issue (to some people)... MODESTY!
Based upon what I am seeing, skirts are getting more and more shorter... People are getting more and more comfortable showing skin...
My opinion, (not to get all religious about the situation or even biased...) I think that people are completely disregarding their own modesty and are disrespecting themselves in the process. I practice Judaism, and according to Halakha (Jewish moral principles and laws), Both men and women are not to show skin above the shin (area above the ankle but below the knee... I only wear slacks...), can not show any chest (I never go outside without a shirt), and can not show any skin above the elbow. I follow these rules. If I see a woman that is wearing revealing clothing (I consider shorts to be revealing...), I avert my attention away, and if approached, I MAINTAIN eye contact. Nevertheless, I believe that not having some inhibitions or a decent level of modesty is a form of disrespect to oneself.
I was wondering, what are your opinions of this matter...?
Please remain respectful here.
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People are as modest as in the past....
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Modesty is a thing of the past...
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Modesty is redefined... What was not acceptable is acceptable.
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I don't know, I just came here to see what everyone else thought...
Dude. SO TRUE. I think its mainly girls though. They think guys will find them more attractive if they dress like sluts and whores. I don't know about anyone else on here, but I don't feel comfortable with my butt hanging out of my shorts or my chest falling out. I'm mormon, so I am raised to respect myself and it really bothers me when I go our and see what some people are wearing.
I am a ballet dancer, which means that I am often required to be dancing in tights and a leotard or a sports bra and spandex shorts (I have no other option...loose clothing is strictly prohibited). Because of that, I am very comfortable with my body and am comfortable wearing clothing that one may not consider to be modest.
I understand that many may believe that, due to my clothing, I am an undereducated, promiscuous individual; however, they are mistaken. I don't wear what I do for the purpose of seducing men and provoking jealousy in fellow young women; I wear what I wear to be comfortable. If some perceive my attire to be inappropriate, frankly, I don't care. I feel that, unless to an extreme, one should be judged upon his or her personality and not his or her attire.
Yet, I do know that many younger women do choose to dress in a way that could be perceived as inappropriate for the purpose of looking "hot." While I do not agree that dressing promiscuously is the ideal way to snag a man, I can't fault people for dressing to accentuate their more attractive physical features.
I feel that people should be more comfortable with their bodies as a whole; in most cases, there are only 2 anatomical choices one could have. It's not like what's hidden under our skirts or in our shirts is a secret. Why shouldn't we be comfortable showing skin? I think that the human body is a beautiful thing that doesn't need to be completely hidden.
I don't like showing a lot of skin, and every once in a while (rare) I will wear a shortish skirt, but it's just in the summertime, I am very comfortable with my body, but I want people to love me for my awesome personality then my body ^_^
I think that people have the right to their own bodies and what they do to them (including piercings, tattoos and clothes) is up to them. And I don't care how religious you are, no one has the right to tell you what you can and cannot wear. I think the slut-shamming of our culture is absolutely disgusting. Don't like it - simple, don't look.
I come from an extremely religious family and even second ear piercings are frowned upon. But I don't care. I'm 19 years old and can alter my body in any way.
I have a question for you. Do you believe that if a woman is wearing "revealling" clothing she has the right to be raped?
K the skin above the elbow thing sounds a bit over the top, so you have never worn a T-Shirt (not low cut or short waisted, just short sleeved) in your life? If not then well I really disagree with your morals -GirlwholovesherT-shirts!
I think modesty has much more to do with your attitude than your clothing. If you live in a very hot area and you like to wear clothes that show more skin because it is more comfortable, it is still possible to carry yourself in a respectable manner. To me, being modest is about having enough confidence and respect for yourself that you don't need to constantly seek attention from others. The clothes you wear may be related to how modest you are, but it is not the defining factor. It is possible to carry yourself in an immodest way while wearing clothes that cover most of your body and it is possible to be modest while wearing something more revealing.