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Fashion Reverences the Body
April 5th, 2022

Over the past several decades, fashion has mistakenly become an oversexualized way for the culture to objectify the body. Since the creation of the bikini swimsuit in 1946, clothing designers have cultivated this culture of fashion for women that have defined femininity as something to be worn. Much of today’s trends are sought to expose…

Does Clothing Matter?
August 11th, 2020

“When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath; you heard it. You look perfect tonight.”  “Don’t even bother asking if you look okay. You know I’ll say… cause baby you’re beautiful just the way you are.” Maybe you’re a girl who loves fashion. Even if it’s just to check the mail,…

Who Are You to Tell Me How to Dress?
June 4th, 2020

I couldn’t agree more. The Puerto Rican in me with a strong willed personality hates the idea of being told what to do, even if it’s right. I prefer to make my own decisions, and not be held captive to someone else’s standards of what they think I should do.  When it comes to modesty…

June 11th, 2019

Imagine my shock when my psychology professor referenced Nelly in our college course. Wondering if I heard him correctly, I listened a little closer. He repeated: “That’s right, Nelly was onto something when he rapped about the waist-hip ratio.” I had grown up exposed to hip-hop culture’s fascination with the measurements of women thanks to…

Modesty for Men: Quit Checking Yourselves Out
April 24th, 2019

We’ve all seen it. That bro lifting in the gym with the cut-off tank top spending quite a bit of time looking in the mirror. Even calling their article of clothing a “cut-off tank top” is generous. The shirt has been cut all the way down to their waist-line, so that the top couple inches…

If I Respect Myself, Why Does Modesty Matter?
February 22nd, 2019

When I hear this question I immediately think of my past self that too had this same question. This only became more prevalent when I started working out and noticed how much my hard work was paying off. I know some girls can relate that while getting dressed we can many times really notice and…