I swear on my Ken Ham ass-kicking daughter’s head if I see one more self-righteous mother fucker post something about modesty and behavior that is nothing more than victim blaming, I am gonna take on some super-human Mississippi Momma Powers and go through my computer and commit a felony.
I have been ranting and raving and pushing back against this bullshit “modesty culture” since the day I pushed my daughter out of my womb, and I’m telling you now, the older she gets, the meaner I get. This entire Brock Turner farce of justice has brought out every armchair reverend with a keyboard. And I am NOT okay with this in any way, shape, or form, at all, ever, under any circumstances. About the nicest thing I think of to say is that it does appear to me that most of the assholes spewing this bullshit are old enough that hopefully they will die soon. In the meantime, I really think we should put these troglodytes on a watch list somewhere. It’s just CREEPY.
Most of this backwoods Bible-thumpin’ Burka Believin’ Brain-washin’ Bastardization can be traced right on back to the Right-Winger Fundamentalist Church of Republican JEEZUS. Modesty Culture is a full-blown INDUSTRY that fuels long skirt makers and tee-shirts over swimsuits. Spaghetti straps are a sin, and Purity Rings are a money maker. Puberty is a time where you marry your Daddy and pledge before him and GAWD you will remain abstinent until your wedding night.

Girls are relegated to objects on par with $400 iPads that need to be covered, and taught that their clothing or lack thereof affects their “value” or “worth.” This is how I was raised: It is a woman’s job to dress herself in order to prevent boys and men from slipping, from having lustful thoughts. If they do, it is the girls’ fault. It is shaming. It is devaluing.
Men are never given rules. In this environment, (and let me be clear, I am referring to the Fundgelical Religious Right) it is “Boys will be boys” all the way. The burden is on the females. It is their job to remove all the “stumbling blocks” and protect those poor, poor Y chromosomes.
“A girl bought an iPad, when her father saw it, He asked her “What was the 1st thing you did when you bought it?
“I put an anti-scratch sticker on the screen and bought a cover for the iPad” she replied.
“Did someone force you to do so?” “No” “Don’t you think it’s an insult to the manufacturer?” “No dad! In fact they even recommend using a cover for the iPad” “Did you cover it because it was cheap & ugly?”
“Actually, I covered it because I didn’t want it to get damage and decrease in value.”
“When you put the cover on, didn’t it reduce the iPad’s beauty?”
“I think it looks better and it is worth it for the protection it gives my iPad.”
The father looked lovingly at his daughter and said, “Yet if I had asked you to cover your body which is much more precious than the iPad, would you have readily agreed???” She was mute…..”
Parents/grandparents teach your daughters [AND SONS] their value.”
This post from a victim blaming Facebook page has been edited from its original version, to include boys and attempt to be more PC, after more Progressive Christians lit them up. I personally enjoyed watching that entire shitshow go down, because…well…I figure the more time they fight with each other, the less time they have to condemn me to eternal hell and engage in victim blaming.
If you come across folks spouting this ignorant bullshit in the wake of what has to be This Year’s Douchiest Judge Moment Evah, please remember…the Bible told them to slut shame rape victims. It’s right next to the verse about not letting transgendered people use the bathrooms, and after the one about segregating schools. Those are in the same book as the ones against food stamps for the needy and pro tax cuts for corporations and the NRA.


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