Saturday, June 12, 2010

A sad sight.

A few days ago when Rocky and I saw a young girl wearing a dress that appeared to be a one piece swimsuit. She was strutting along with a smile until she passed by several Latino men. They said something to her and laughed. The smile vanished from her face and she nervously tried to yank the hem of her dress down to cover her thighs and panties. There wasn't enough material to do that so of course, her efforts failed. I watched the men. If any of them had made a move towards her I would've motioned for her to get in our car. Luckily, they were content to laugh and she was able to cross the street and go on her way in peace. Rocky was angry at the men for bothering the poor little thing, but he was amazed at the foolishness of the girl. I wasn't.

Our society tells young women that to be free and empowered, (how I hate that word) they must appear in public in states of semi nudity. It's rather like the pagan priestesses who were required to expose themselves to the worshipers as they asceneded the steps from their sacrifices. If you don't want to play this game, people call you a prude, repressed or frumpy---- oh horrors! Feminists insist that men shouldn't even enjoy look at the "freedom" display which is insanity. Of course men look. Even gay men are looking. The meanest, nastiest critics of ill dressed women tend to be gay men. Heck the entire fashion world is men like this telling us how to dress.

I don't ever, ever want to dress like a Muslim woman or rogue Mormon plural wife and I wouldn't want that young girl on the street to be forced to dress like that either but I wish I could tell her that you don't have to be a vulgarian to be a free woman. Elegance, beauty and even glamour can all be achieved while fully clothed.

St. Maria Goretti, pray for us.

St. Pelagia, pray for us.

St. Agnes, pray for us.

9 comments:

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Indeed, there's this false freedom that's been taught. Depresses me when I see guys acting like the ones that you mention here. I call them out on their actions.

陳卓人 said...

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Anita Moore said...

I've been saying for years -- and I'll say it again -- that the real point of the feminist movement is to make the world safe for neanderthals.

Robert said...

Hi, this comment is off the subject, but can you identify The Mystery Saint?

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paramedicgirl said...

Even the women are looking. You just never know these days!

Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Maybe it's the morphine talking... but you are such a wise woman. I really do like you.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

Pagan sacrifice in connection with beaches and nudity ... TW Suddenly, Last Summer (which I saw Sunday evening) seems to imply there is a real connection.

Not recommending the play/film even to adults, unless really used to the kind of film my gramma used to call "strong". Just mentioning a lesson from it. Wonder how much he got from GKC, he seems to have written it in 1958.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"you don't have to be a vulgarian to be a free woman."

Vulgarian ... sounds like a nation in Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang. You like that film too?