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“Women Aren’t as Visual as Men” and Other Dangerous Lies

So this article is written by a Christian, but it really gets at the problems surrounding some of the sexist and stereotypical attitudes the church has about sexuality. Definitely worth the read!

A Wilderness Life

I read yet another article today in which a mother of boys reminds young women to be cautious about the pictures they post of themselves on facebook. It was all fair enough, though made slightly ironic by the photographs of her sons doing muscle-man poses in their swim trunks that were scattered throughout the article. But post Twerk-Gate, I’m not surprised by the content: the message that girls need to be counter-culturally modest gets recirculated around the Christian blogosphere every time a celebrity strips off in public or there’s a new case of teenage boys being arrested for passing around naked pictures of their girlfriends. You could practically write a Post-Scandal Mad Lib template: something about degradation, something about self-respect, something about how far our society has fallen, and a whooooole bunch about modesty, but only, or at least primarily, in the context of preventing lust among men and boys.

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  1. Hey there! I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I nominated you for the Leibster Award! http://theatheistdiary.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/leibster-award-nomination/

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