Friday, February 19, 2010

Modesty through lies

I love this one especially, it's like the phasing of style and time.................................

Today, many more girls are participating in acts of modesty. There are blogs and sites that encourage women to shun revealing clothing and wear high necklines. The minidress is for swimming, and the maxidress is for sleeping. Only when you add a jacket to the maxidress can you go out appropriately.

Girls post pictures of their modest outfits on Suddenly Darling, a Christian style forum that promotes modest dressing. Under many of the girls’ pictures, there are lengthy debates on whether the hemline was long enough, or whether the tights covered enough, all in the form of comments. I go crazy and then wonder if there’s something wrong with me.

Is it right for people to judge others on how much skin they cover, and how long their hemline is?

Not only does the idea of modesty restrict creativity-the followers of this idea do not understand differences. And anyway, people have different standards, so you can wear your below knee dress and stopping scolding the others that wear above knees and feel comfortable.

The form of entertainment known as porn is not the same as art with exposed human figures. In porn, people market their nude bodies and sexuality, whereas in art and fashion photography, the nude figure is part of the picture, a symbol of truth. It’s like how the painters of the Renaissance and even before that painted nude women. They didn’t do it to market sexuality, and neither are these artists.

After all, everyone has a body that is essentially naked, so covering up and condemning people in bikinis is just plain pathetic. Because dude, were you born in a turtleneck and long skirt?

Nudity in photography is a symbol of truth, vulnerability, and embracing of life. It’s what people really look like. The artists who expose skin are not marketing nudity, they’re expressing the truth. The truth of a human being, and the truth of life. Fashion envelopes us in luxe fabrics, but also aims to bring to us the meaning of life. This really is what every field of art and science ultimately tries to show. . .

Attempting to brand people as immodest and slutty when they’re in a crinoline tutu is just plain ridiculous. Sure these people can stick to their modesty values and religious morals, but they can’t force it onto other people, people who might be in quest of the truth.


  1. i love this post
    i couldnt agree more. why does showing off the body have to be seen as a slutty act?
    i think these photos are lovely...very raw and real

  2. LOVE these photos! really great

  3. Yak, stay away from these perverted sites. You are absolutely right. We are born naked and nudity is beautiful - and the old (and naturally new ones, too) artists knew it!

  4. These photos you've included are shot artfully and I think people need to realise that images of nudity does not always equate with dirty magazines etc!

  5. I did not like this post!!! Yeah, it may just be the human body but the world has turned it into something worse. A woman's body causes guys to struggle with lust...I believe girls should dress modestly to help keep guys from struggling with lust. I believe modesty is what God intended for woman. I've seen so many surveys that say that guys respect girls more when they are dressed modestly. I don't agree with half dressed woman or anyone for that matter in pictures, magazines or is VERY ungodly!