There is a very recent photo of Lori circulating with very short shorts. I won’t post it here as those with google skills can find it quickly enough on their own. It was posted on her facebook a few times and deleted. This is rich coming from a woman who just wrote on modesty and how women cause men to sin by what they wear.
Ken apparently tries to explain why shorts are OK and actually quite modest.
Reasonableness? So, who gets to dictate what is reasonable? If modesty is so subjective (and I agree it is) then Lori’s post is pointless and useless. Ken says 99% of men won’t lust over the sight of shorts. No doubt other people would disagree with that. Some might say 50% or 70% or 5%.
Look how quickly Ken turns it on men. Apparently a few inch difference in short height makes all the difference between whether the sin of lust is the fault of the man or the woman. If they are longer shorts and the poor guy manages to get turned on by that well then the sin is his fault. If they are short shorts (as is most common these days) then it is the woman’s fault because CLEARLY then the man just can’t help his lust.
Does modesty simply come down to no sexual flesh showing? OK, so if no boobs or butt or camel toes showing, I guess everything else is permissible. What one person deems sexual flesh may vary from person to person as well. As Lori mentions here, hey some guys have foot fetishes….sooooo….
Christian Freedom is a nice Christian way to suggest empowerment. It almost has the same ring to it as “Its my right to wear what I want” (“It’s my Christian Freedom to wear what I find reasonable”). Again reasonable being highly subjective. Maybe another finds yoga pants perfectly reasonable and therefore Lori should not be shaming others for simply wearing what they find reasonable. It is their Christian freedom after all.
However, Lori settles this for us by saying its godly men who we should listen to about what causes them to lust. Duh, how simple. Who is surveying the men to come up with an official report each year as to what women attire they find offensive? Seems like some official counsel should be organized and women should not be teaching about these things since men set the terms and know the terms best. It all still seems highly subjective upon which godly man you ask. If the majority say yoga pants cause them to lust, yoga pants it is. Thing is though when women are out and about the majority of the men they are around are not godly or Christian. So, does it only matter if we create a stumbling block to Christian men? The rest are lost causes anyway, so who cares?
So many questions. I will wrap this up with two big ones:
1.If shorts are indeed a very modest thing to wear and the shorts Lori was wearing in the photo were reasonable and do not cause 99% of men to lust then why not post that picture proudly as an example of “reasonable” modesty?
2. If men no longer lust over ankles? How did this come to be? Did they train themselves not to? If so, why can’t they do that for other body parts?