Hey Blue. I wanted to know your opinion on this one. It seems Crown Heights is having an exaggerated tznuis crisis.
Well, I can’t imagine why you want my opinion. If you follow me, you must already know what I think of this kind of thing. Also: What kind of tznius crisis isn’t exaggerated?!
I gave the article a quick read and skimmed some of the comments, and can’t be arsed to do much more than that, because: 1. I don’t live in Crown Heights, and I never will as long as I have anything to say about it, thank Self! 2. I am no longer religious at all, much less frum, and don’t really give two shits about the stupid arguments the frummies have; they just make me mad about the waste of brain cells. 3. Fuck Chabadniks in particular. Like most religious subgroups, they’re loaded with people who can’t wait to tell you why their subgroup is not just the best religion but the best subgroup of the best religion, and has the most “Truth” in it, etc. etc. etc.
Look, some women are more comfortable covered up, and some are not. This article’s author basically reiterates the same old bullshit that women who don’t cover up are sad little whores looking for attention, and that men can’t control themselves and so women should have a heart and cover up and be responsible for what the men are too weak and animalistic to handle for themselves. Lady, if nothing else, you’re forgetting all about the gay guys! They too enjoy a nicely dressed woman with a good bod, but not the way you think.
“For a Jewish girl to dress in a blatantly immodest way is an expression of unhappiness.” Yeah, whatever. In some cases it is, and in some cases it isn’t. Guess what, lady? The same is true for covering up. In some cases it represents the woman’s feelings about “dignity” and “self-respect,” as you claim. In other cases it represents shame about her body and fear of other people’s attention. In still other cases it may mean other things; only an ignoramus would claim to know what one type of choice “means” for everyone, everywhere, all the time. You can’t generalize in such a stupid way and expect to be taken seriously by a thinking person.
“A woman who feels fulfilled as a woman does not need to express her femininity through her clothing.” Gee, thanks for explaining to me how I feel and what I need (not to mention what it means to be a woman). That’s not patronizing at all.
Speaking of taking this author seriously:
“So what is important? How you dress? Or relationships? A relationship with G-d. With the Rebbe. With family and friends. With a spouse.”
I’m disturbed by the order in which she lists these important people in her life. Intelligent persons can and do disagree about the existence of an entity so thoroughly invisible as “God.” But the Rebbe? A woman needs to give consideration in her everyday life to her relationship with A DEAD GUY? What fucking planet am I on?
Oh yes, and this one: “If only until the end of the current hostilities – please cover up for the sake of our soldiers – they are combatting Hamas – please combat your personal feelings and give the soldiers extra protection that a Jewish woman has the power to give.”
Reminds me of that time when I read that I helped murder and dismember Leiby Kletsky by not wearing knee socks with my sandals.
Jewish women, be happy, but always bear in mind: You can kill children and soldiers with nothing but your bare ankles or your décolletage. Your tits and ass are the destroyers of worlds.
i can’t wait till the jews of crown heights start wearing burkas.