Reader's view: Women need to cover up and dress more modestly
I used to enjoy summer. But, as a woman, it no longer is pleasant to walk outside where so many rude and inconsiderate females can be seen who apparently feel they have a right to display their sexuality. Their lack of shame gives them no right t...
I used to enjoy summer. But, as a woman, it no longer is pleasant to walk outside where so many rude and inconsiderate females can be seen who apparently feel they have a right to display their sexuality. Their lack of shame gives them no right to disregard others' sensitivities and efforts to protect children.
Rachel Lee Carter's book, "Fashioned by Faith," is about dignified attire. It includes the opinions of several males who prefer modesty. Another book is "Dressing with Dignity" by Colleen Hammond. I never thought our culture would sink so low to need such books.
I'm thankful to department stores which have listened to complaints about clothing ads looking like Playboy material. It's great to see dignified, full-body bathing suits (even with skirts) in ads and fewer sleazy bikinis this year, even though even one bikini is too much, as are ads showing underwear.
Males are generally modestly dressed, and women need to complain we deserve the same.
Girls buy what's being sold, so stores mainly set the fashion trend, which also is influenced by the media.
It's all about businesses making money and our stupidity or lack of morals to buy what they sell, especially to gullible, naive teenagers. Parents need to complain and expect higher quality, but too many are as gullible as their kids, even allowing their young daughters to be almost naked in public, feeding perverts.
We can all write to the City Council to make our public arenas and beaches family-friendly and free of bikinis, cleavage and exposed butts and underwear.
Businesses and schools need to have stricter dress codes. Students can't learn to dress respectfully if their female teachers show unprofessional cleavage, embarrassing girls and distracting and tempting boys. Where are the PTAs?