by Dianne E. Anderson – What Christian Men Don’t Understand About Boobs
Editor’s note: Dianne has a book coming out in little more than a week about the whole Purity Culture – Rape Culture theology endemic to Evangelical Christianity. The book is titled ‘Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity‘ and it is available for preorder now on Anderson’s website.
Women’s clothing exists For Men (the male gaze assumption)
There’s this perverse and frankly frustrating assumption that when a woman goes out in public in, y’know, any kind of clothing, she’s doing it because she thinks men might notice. Especially if those clothes are considered immodest. This male gaze problem – also known as the “I am the center of the universe and everything is built for my consumption” problem – is built into how our society sees women. But let me assure you, boys, when I go out wearing my favorite pair of plum colored skinny jeans, I’m doing it because I really like the color, not because I want to make you lust.
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