The Myth of Modesty: Part Three

For introduction and previous posts in this series, please see Part One & Part Two.

4) What risks does a person take by believing that sexual arousal and lust are the same thing, and that women are obligated to help men avoid them?

I usually try to avoid the slippery slope logical fallacy at all costs, which is when a person argues that if A happens, B will inevitably happen, without providing any logical context for how we will get from A to B. Read More The Myth of Modesty: Part Three

The Myth of Modesty: Part Two

For introduction and previous posts in this series, please see Part One.

1) Is sexual arousal the same as lust, and is it a sin?

The blog post I’m responding to follows the assumption that:

A) Lust is sin.
B) Sexual arousal is lust.
C) Therefore, sexual arousal is sin.

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The Myth of Modesty: Part One

I have a bad habit: I like to read things that make me mad. What started in high school as reading Movieguide.org’s ridiculous movie reviews during church (“implied off-screen naturalistic upper female nudity!”) has grown and morphed into a quirk I can’t shake. I read a lot of blogs I disagree with, spend a lot of time on ultra-right wing news sites, listen to vile people like Glenn Beck in the car (but not when my two-year-old daughter is with  me – I don’t want to expose her to that sort of thing!), and frequently stop on channels where televangelists are preaching. (That one annoys my husband quite a bit.) Read More The Myth of Modesty: Part One

Tuesday Trivia: More Mythology. Because It’s Cool.

It’s Tuesday fun time!  For tonight’s foray into Greek mythology, we are stepping it up a little.  I went easy on you last week, so tonight will be a little tougher with questions about the heroes and victims of the gods’ attention.  Read More Tuesday Trivia: More Mythology. Because It’s Cool.