Monday, July 02, 2007

On Collarbone-Covering (and My Inability to Write Good Titles)

You won't be able to access this unless you have TimesSelect (which is, by the way, free for college students--and the recently graduated), but it's an article about how collarbones have become this new sort of symbol of sexual attractiveness.

She continues to wear clothes that show off her collarbones, which she calls the ''easiest and least controversial expression of a kind of sex appeal.''

The article was particularly interesting to me because I find covering my collarbone by far the hardest part of tznius. It has always seemed so arbitrary to me and especially because so many people aren't careful about it and because it's so hard to find shirts with a high enough neckline and because it's something I didn't grow up doing.

So, it's sort of nice to read something that makes so clear why it's an important halacha. Even if the fact that people are obsessing over how far their collarbones protrude is pretty disturbing.

1 Comments:

At 7/3/07, 8:57 AM, Blogger Lichvod Shabbat Kodesh said...

And try this article which discusses how students at schools in Virginia will have to be shomer negi'a, or will not be allowed to have any physical contact with the opposite sex...
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/06/18/america/NA-GEN-US-No-Touching-Rule.php

 

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