I had an IM convo with a pal that went like this:
Seriously? There are people who think like this still? I did some Googling, and it seems that the Mormons are pretty big on covering up any skin that might be "tempting". Kind of like the Taliban.Friend: can i ask you a question?me: You just did. :)
Friend: do knees remind you of tatas?me: uhm... no
Friend: ok thanks I'm having a discussion with some Christian women about what's modest, and apparently knees look like boobs and therefore you should NEVER show them lest you cause a man to be temptedme: seriously? How about covering the ankles as well. Ankles look like little boobs
Friend: yes and then there's the toe cleavage issueme: And elbows, they're just smaller knees!
Friend: exactlyme: And you know, men expose their fingers, and we all know what fingers look like...
Friend: exactly!!!! What do you think about this whole concept that what we as women wear could cause you weak minded men to stumble (their words, not mine)me: there is some truth to that, if there's already an inclination to ogle women. And some women don't feel it's wrong to dress in revealing clothing - low cut or tight-fitting. But for someone to say knees look like boobs, well that's just laughable and sounds like the days when women were little more than property
Friend: do you think though, that men can/should be able to govern their own thoughts? or is there a responsibility on women (not hookers) to "protect" mens minds?me: Women are not responsible for what goes on in a man's mind any more than a man is responsible for what goes on in a woman's mind. Each should take responsibility for their own thoughts
Friend: thanksme: np
Yes, Jesus did say if you lust in your heart you've committed adultery, but I can't think of any passage in scripture that even remotely says "Ladies, your knees look like boobs. Cover them up."