|A welcome response to the Aish apologetics about scary tznius being more "respectful"
||[Oct. 7th, 2012|02:05 pm]
Weird Jews 2
Over time, I calmed down. In the months and years that followed, I watched more episodes of “Sesame Street,” movies, TV and popular entertainment. I found myself in an alien world where womanliness is not a secret, but a mystery. A place where a woman’s body is considered a beautiful thing.
It was strange, watching women flaunt their womanliness while demanding respect for it at the same time. In this place, womanliness is protected not by females hiding themselves, but by men restraining themselves. I could not understand it. An entire society that refuses a morality based on what women wear. It was a foreign concept.
Of course, I already talk about all the Chasidic guys going to strip clubs and assuming that any woman who is not covered up in layers is a hooker, but I think this really makes a point about how damaging the idea that clothes substitute for respect is in a frum community.