Last night, artist, author and advocate for purity and modesty and pro-life issues, Rebecca St. James was a guest on the Hannity show along with Tamara Holder, one of the recent “slut walk” advocates. I cannot speak highly enough for Rebecca, because she has walked the purity/modesty road faithfully, and has just gotten married for the first time, in April, in San Diego. She is one of my favorite role models for young women and girls, and she has been faithful to speak for modesty and purity for most of her life. I applaud her boldness and willingness to speak on this and this particular issue. She was very clear that no woman deserves to raped, no matter what they are wearing, but we still have a responsibility in the way that we dress, and stated very clearly that a woman who dresses provocatively is asking for sex.
I want to add my voice to this because I know that she will be receiving a TON of negative criticism and haters.
I believe it is possible to encourage modesty without blaming women for being victimized. Do you agree? I love the return to vintage and retro “classy woman” clothing. I also love when modesty is stylish without being “provocative.” I will agree that some modest outfits can be frumpy and plain, but that it is entirely possible to be classy and stylish with a little thought and creativity.
Is it really that surprising that prostitutes are called sluts? They are intentionally dressing in a way that will appeal to people who want to buy sex! I completely agree with Rebecca’s statement that women who dress provocatively are asking for sex. Would it be bad to say, you are what you wear? Not in the sense that it’s your identity, like what brands you wear…but how it reveals your character…I think it does…
Rebecca St. James tweeted that in her research for her next book, she discovered that
Godly guys value modesty VERY highly cause it speaks of a girls character…
You can watch the segment of the show here:
Any thoughts? Agree? Why? Why not? What’s missing?