On glittery boobs and translating clothing into meaning

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Trigger Warnings on this post and the links in it for rape and violence against oppressed groupsUPDATE: I've closed the comments section for this post because I don't even wanna know what's going on down there anymore! Everybody (including myself) be accusing everybody of everything, and no one is discussing the actual content anymore. Anyone who still wants to chat can pack it up and move it to Twitter.Today I read a post on the blog  Rage Against the Minivan (which I don't read … [Read more...]

Veiled Muslim women and revolutionary modesty

I saw this floating around Facebook:Could it be, I wonder, that for a Muslim woman, wearing a veil is not a symbol of oppression or male dominance, but a sign of religious commitment?Could we perhaps even call it revolutionary modesty?Now, all y'all who read my blog on a regular basis know that I am no fan of the way the church handles discussions of women's clothing. So, don't worry. I'm not about to tell you all what to wear or what not to wear.But I want us to take some second … [Read more...]

Modest is hottest?

Can we talk about modesty?No, not about how women need to cover up their legs and chest to keep men from stumbling. Not about how women need to "respect themselves" by covering up (really, what does that even mean?). Not even about how there's a huge double standard and how we don't talk about male modesty as much and how women are visual too (though, we are. Seriously, folks)No, let's talk about what modesty really is.And let's start with a t-shirt that I saw at a Christian book store a … [Read more...]


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