Rerunning this from almost two years ago. The picture hasn’t improved!
It seems my recent post The Waning of Desire: Thoughts on Modesty and Its Opposite is in danger of being summed up by a familiar phrase: “Modest is Hottest.” My fault, I did put “modest” in the title. My main aim was not to focus on the dangers of improper dress, although it was a piece of the story.
On the “M is H” social campaign, I find the phrase irritating, the sloganeering insulting, and the reasoning confusing…To dress modestly is hottest? Then are we aiming at being “hot”, sexually provocative, after all? But to do this by covering up is OK? It’s alright to wantto turn on our observers as long as it looks like it’s unintentional? As long as we don’t technically break any dress code rules?
I don’t think that’s what they mean to say either. Must remember to think about popular slogans before we repeat them.
My real point was that a lot of people…
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