Do you think that school dress codes can be a good way to determine if you are dressed modestly or not?
My school’s dress code is pretty average: fingertip length skirts/shorts, no bra straps, no cleavage.
If skirts that are only as long as fingertip are a mortally sinful distraction to boys, then how can they be allowed in schools?
I’m not a boy, but I don’t understand how it can be so easy to fall into sin. If a girl has her shoulders, boobs, and a decent portion of her thighs covered, what are you going to do? Be sent off on a rampage of lust over her forearms? Fight to control yourself over that sexy flat portion of skin between the boobs and the neck? If I see a guy shirtless, it’s not exactly difficult to look away and think no more of it, and shirtless guys are nowhere near as normal as girls in short skirts. Actually, shirtlessness is pretty much exclusive to films and sweaty joggers. Therefore it should be way more difficult to control myself over that, than a guy over the same short skirt that he’s seen 30 different times that same day;I’m less used to it than he is. Right?
Either I’m way overestimating males in general or I’m missing out on something big here. I mean, yeah, the more modestly you dress the more charitable you’re being to guys, and it’s still a good idea to dress more modestly when in doubt. But I’m thinking of all the Catholic girls that I know, from school, from church, anywhere, that dress like a totally normal teenage girl. I can guarantee you I’m the only Christian in my school who regularly wears skirts longer than fingertip length, and there is actually a pretty good number of Catholics and other Christians who do believe in modesty. What about everyone else who does not feel the need to do that? Are they really in a state of sin? For dressing in something that is considered culturally appropriate? I don’t know, guys, I’m struggling to understand that concept. If it’s necessary to wear knee-length skirts, I can count the Catholics I know who are not in a perpetual state of immodesty on one hand or less, probably.