Immodesty: Whose fault is it, anyway?
from the let's-take-responsibility dept.
Mary writes, "President Samuelson's opening semester talk, "Outward Expressions of the Inner Self", was pretty bold in addressing modesty and other appearance issues at BYU. Many will agree it's a problem, but there's been some discussion about the root of the problem. Brian Matteson started some controversy with his letter to the editor, "Where's the respect, men?" asserting that men are causing much of the immodesty on campus because when they look at girls, "there is no hint of respect or reverence in your eyes, only lust." Strong disagreement ensued, as Jason Eldredge contended that Immodest Clothing is not guys fault and Michael Nair pointed out in his letter that Brian's letter over-generalized the topic. What do we think about this, men? Women? Should we be blaming someone? Why is it such a problem?"