Should Christian Women Wear Bikinis?

by Jen on November 30, 2011

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Sarah December 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I absolutely love this. It is amazing to me when research can support religious values and morals. Great guy as well, go to know that there are guys out there who are trying to get us girls to cover up. Loved it. 

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Rosie December 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE, Jason Evert and everything he has to say. I've read so many of his books and listened to tons of his CDs. I think he's one of the best castity speakers out there!

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Marisa December 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

The argument here is the same as to why some people say women SHOULD wear bikinis. "We should dress modestly because men like it better when we do."
I think women should respect themselves, and the shame in dressing "immodestly" comes from dressing for male attention – not with how short our skirts are or how deep our V-necks are. If you're wearing that tight dress because you want men to look at you, that's a shame. If you're wearing that long skirt because you want men NOT to look at you, that's a shame. If you're wearing that tight dress because it makes you feel amazing and like you can conquer the world, you go girl.
There's no reason women should cover up simply because men don't know how to treat women right. The guy who is going to treat you like an object when you're wearing a leopard miniskirt is the guy who is going to treat you like an object when you're wearing a "modest outfit".
I have nothing against dressing modestly. I think women should respect themselves and going overboard with the sexy gives people the wrong impression about you. I just think women should do it for the right reasons.

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Francesca December 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Seems kind of "duh" to me, but obviously not to everyone. I know a lot of LDS girls in my home stake (CA) who wear bikinis, even ones who have been to the temple.

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Kassie December 6, 2011 at 7:22 am

Thanks for sharing this. I especially loved him pointing out how the designer could not find any runway models who would wear a two piece when it originally debuted. It doesnt show how untolerant people were back in the day it shows how today we let the media tell us what to wear instead of thinking for ourselves. I have always found it ironic as well that most of the really famous designers are men, not women. Something to ponder about their intentions…

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Sarah F December 6, 2011 at 9:40 am

Fantastic video and brilliant points!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Kalli Hiller December 21, 2011 at 10:43 am

I think it's important to point out that this video misrepresents grossly the findings of the actual study. The findings were actually statistically insignificant. To read more why this video is full of misrepresentations, visit my blog at http://jacobandkalli.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-response-to-should-christian-women.html

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Cielo January 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm

WOW!! I'm so ecstatic to hear men speak like that. I've been online for over an 1hr and this has been the best few mins spent this evening. 
Thanks for sharing!

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DHP May 10, 2012 at 7:22 am

Compelling but the video didn't address some critical cultural questions.
Men's reactios are based on whether a woman is skimply dressed RELATIVE to other women. If every woman started dressing conservatively, men are going to begin having such 'objectifying' reactions to women who deviate even slightly from the conservative norm. Just witness the reaction of a Saudi Arabian man to a woman who shows her ankles. So the logical end goal of a social agenda that tells girls and women to "dress conservatively, so as to keep boys from objectifying you" is really to have them cover up completely. 
The only real solution to objectification is to train boys and men to respect women however they dress. Think it isn't possible?  Just visit Singapore and Hong Kong on a Saturday night. Young women can and do walk home ALONE in the night in short skirts and dresses and men do not touch them. Rapes are barely heard of. Why? Because macho, disrespectful behavior by boys is not tolerated at schools or anywhere else.  

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jack May 19, 2012 at 12:49 am

love

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