Friday, November 7, 2008 11:12:48 PM
Caboose, in my opinion, what people call "modesty" changes over time. In Puritan days, modesty meant plain clothes that covered most of the body--sort of a European hijab. In Victorian times, we swung back that way again. Mostly, I think the term "modesty" has been an umbrella term for sexual repression in the US, and many people, including doctors, feel it's unhealthy when people are shocked by simply viewing a naked body, where no sexual act is implied.
What`s creepy to me is how some people will say "Kids can`t tell the difference between nudity and sexual expression." But if you ask them if the kids have ever seen nudity at home, they go "Well, that`s understandable."
Excuse me? So, if kids automatically think of sex when they see nudity it`s better that they think of sex when they see a family member nude? Yikes!
Thursday, November 6, 2008 6:17:05 PM
haha wow, i use this site every day and i never expected to see this here. I actually live in Maine, and I work in Rockwood which is 30 minutes from greenville. haha i've heard a lot about this story, and i think it`s ridiculous. it shouldn`t have escalated this far. i know many people from greenville, and they all had a good laugh at the story.