WARNING: This is slightly tongue-in-cheek, and mostly me wrestling with my own thoughts and beliefs. I apologize in advance if I offend anyone. I just need to get this off my chest so I can focus on my work instead of this topic ;-)
The other day a friend had "liked" a this picture:
My issue is with the picture admonishing women to essentially make sure that they are not tempting other women's husbands. I'm sorry, but shouldn't we be encouraging our men to act like good men, and have some self-control?!
One commenter on the original post claimed that "men are hard-wired differently than women," suggesting that men can't help that they are tempted by a well-shaped butt, leg, flash of cleavage, clingy dress, well-turned ankle... Apparently when men see this, they are "hard-wired" to start lusting away, no matter what their spiritual, marital, or relationship status is. Boy, that must suck!
To be fair to men, I must admit, there are a few things that make me smile, sometimes in a naughty way... Exhibit A: Men in uniform
Exhibit B: A man wearing a sharp suit (I think the caption on this image sums it up pretty well).
So, in conclusion, I think that in order to protect our men, and help our men protect us from lusting as well, I suggest we ALL start wearing this:
*Reminder: I am not really suggesting this. But I do encourage women to focus more on encouraging their men to be Godly, respectful, and self-controlling men rather than finding fault with how a woman dresses.