CrossfitDan Posted July 15, 2014 Report Share Posted July 15, 2014 My daughter came home from her singles ward combine Sunday School meeting this last Sunday and was very discouraged with the topic of the lesson.The bishops wife gave the lesson, she along with many of the men in the class emphasized how it is the responsibility of the women to dress modestly to prevent men from having inappropriate thoughts and actions.This is not the first time I have heard this concept taught. This is neither doctrine or appropriate. In fact it communicates a very unhealthy message and ignores our personal agency and responsibility over our own thoughts and actions.Have you heard this message taught and how how you responded? I really enjoyed this article it communicated, in my opinion, the correct concept."If you want your daughter (and hopefully son) to dress modestly because you want them to value their intrinsic self over their outer self? Fabulous. If you want your daughter (and hopefully son) to dress modestly to create healthy attitudes toward sexuality? Great. If you want your daughter (and hopefully son) to dress modestly to glorify the Creator of all things? Boo-ya. If you want your daughter (and hopefully son) to dress modestly because it is a long standing tradition of your church/synagogue/people/culture/or group? Awesome possum.But don’t you dare say it is to protect my son. Because I am teaching my son that he is responsible for each of his thoughts and actions. I am teaching my son that he needs to treat females and males respectfully, no matter what they wear. I am teaching my son that the media uses sex to sell things and that he’s strong enough to not be manipulated by a woman’s body. I’m teaching my son to use his mind over his groin and I’m teaching him that women are more than just their body parts."http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/modesty-police-hurting-son-jvinc/ AngelMarvel, Wingnut, Gretchen and 4 others 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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