The Old Oligarch expounds on modesty and swim ware inspired by a post by Theresa MF. The whole post is well worth reading as he states "The burqa and the bikini are polar extremes of the same fundamental error."
There is a sickness in a society that makes children’s thongs. Recently there have been some murmurings of a possible return to some level of modesty, but for the most part the slutification of our socieity continues.
It use to anger me the amount of skin displayed on magazines as you approach the checkout lane or what I call "temptation aisle." Taking possession of my eyes looking neither right or left like I was being sung to by the sirens. I read a tip on a Carmelite list serve where they suggested instead of getting angry that to spend the time praying for the publishers and those involved.
I do wish that stores had a policy that posters and full sized advertisement displayed would have to conform to the same clothing standard as the shoppers. If someone went to a store dressed like the pictures displayed they would be arrested. And don’t even get me started on modesty at Mass. Sometimes after leaving the Church I look around for the swimming pool that these people must have dressed for.
Oh and by the way the Old Oligarch finally got around to adding a site feed. So now those with aggregators can easily track his latest posts.
Update: SecretAgentMan weighs in with a post on male dress at Mass called Dressing like a Doofus.