Immodesty: What’s the Big Deal?

I have seen a lot of debate on the internet about the topic of immodesty. It’s no secret that over the last couple decades, clothing has become much more revealing (on both genders).

In the fight to get rid of sexual misconduct, someone along the way suggested that people who dress immodestly are “asking for it”. There are even ignorant people who suggest that “it’s like putting a steak in front of a dog and telling him not to eat it”.

Let me be clear. I am extremely against this mindset. It is childish and ignorant. It is not your responsibility to dress differently to protect yourself. Others need to man up and exercise some self restraint. It’s really not that hard.

That being said, I still think modesty is important, but for different reasons.

Immodesty can have a very negative effect on others, especially teenage boys and young men. When a man sees a woman dressed immodestly, it causes a chemical reaction in his brain. There’s a flood of dopamine, similar to the brain’s reaction to drugs.

This isn’t intentional on the guy’s part. It happens without him wanting it to. That’s where addiction to pornography can take place. Similar to an experience with drugs, the guy may feel the need to experience that feeling again. This doesn’t make the guy a bad person, but if he’s not careful it can lead him to some problems.

As a result of this, the guy’s ability to form meaningful relationships can be stunted. His view of other people can be warped. This isn’t something that happens in all cases, but there are many that are affected that way.

It can be very difficult for a guy trying to fight that kind of addiction when others continue to dress like that around him. Imagine fighting a drug addiction and seeing everyone smoking marijuana every time you step outside. That’d be pretty difficult, I imagine.  

So, I ask for a favor. Please think about how the way you dress affects others. Not for the sake of the bad people, but for the sake of the people who are doing all they can to be good. No, it’s not your responsibility, but you can make a big difference in someone’s life.

I want to be perfectly clear that I don’t believe anyone should be forced to dress differently to make someone else happy. I just want to express a slightly different point of view, and if you think it’s not important enough to act on then so be it. You make your own decisions, but you also need to know how your choices affect the lives of others, even if you don’t realize it.

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