I WILL WEAR WHAT I WANT

The world is full of stupid people, no doubts about it. Why else would a bunch of “educated” people justify the stripping of a young lady for dressing “inappropriately”? These idiots are the same ones who justify the raping of women who are “indecently” dressed. I was shocked and genuinely disturbed when one of my followers tweeted “Rape these women till they dress appropriately”.

I would forgive an uneducated village Elder from a conservative Islamic background for saying such, but for a university graduate, that’s utter bull.

I am mad, not because I am a victim but because women have been on the receiving end of men’s foolish rules on how they should live their lives for far too long. Who exactly decided what’s modest and immodest after all? And why do these modesty rules only apply to women?

Why should my mode of dressing bother you in any way? Scantily dressed women provoke you? They cause you to sin? Why don’t you gorge out your eyes so you don’t have to see them? Why not walk around town blindfolded if it bothers you so? Why must women be the ones to cover up and dress in a manner you deem modest just to please you?

Who exactly died and made all these men agitating for women to dress “decently” the protectors of morality? Why not go marry a submissive wife and sire daughters so that you can teach them what to wear or not wear?

If you really wanted to live in a country where women are modest, then migrate to Saudi Arabia or some isolated island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, but while we’re in Kenya keep your opinions on how women dress to yourself.

Besides, who said wearing short dresses in immodest in the first place? Women in the traditional African Culture have been known to wear close to nothing over the centuries. The white man brought this whole idea of clothing with colonialism so don’t come feed me crap on how showing my cleavage and legs is UnAfrican and indecent. I come from a community where women just wore beads and an animal skin across the shoulders yet there was no rape. How do you explain that?

If how a woman dresses bothers you so much such that the evil spirits in you tell you to go strip her, then you my friend are suffering from acute stupidity that even education nor exorcism can’t get rid of. Women will continue to wear what they want and there’s nothing you can do about it other than call them whores. What’s a little name-calling anyway? Never heard it kill anyone.

If I want to walk around naked, that’s my godamn business! Go dictate to your daughter, your wife and your sisters on how they should dress, not me.

Viva La Feminism!

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  1. CONTENDING FOR MODESTY & HOLINESS
    We are living in a time of moral confusion
    and our generation’s immorality is reflected
    in many of today’s styles.
    Today’s fashion industry has little regards for
    modesty and its products often projects look
    that are inappropriate for someone who wants
    to mirror Christ.
    The marvelous grace of God in our hearts
    compels us to reflect His holiness in the part
    of our being that other people see. When a
    person becomes a Christian, his experience
    changes every facet of his life- not just the
    inward person but the outward person as well.
    A BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE
    The Bible instructs us to wear modest
    clothing that is, clothing with godly
    appearance. Of course, our outward
    appearance cannot substitute for inward
    holiness. Adam and Eve covered themselves
    with fig leaves after they sinned, but God
    found their efforts inadequate. By making
    clothing of animals skins for them, He
    confirmed that they indeed needed modest
    clothing, but He also revealed that the holiness
    in appearance must be associated with God’s
    provision for our sins. Only by the death of
    Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, do we obtain
    the righteousness of God that we seek to
    reflect outwardly.
    God instructed Israel’s high priest to wear
    holy garments, “for he represented a holy
    God” (Exodus 28:2). God also ordered the
    priests to wear clothing that covered their
    nakedness and forbad elevated altars upon
    which priests would walk and thereby expose
    their nakedness (Exodus 20:26; 28:42).
    Deuteronomy 22:5 enunciates the moral
    principle of a clear distinction between male
    and female in outward appearance: one sex
    must not wear styles of clothing associated
    with the other. It states, “The woman shall
    not wear that which pertaineth unto a
    man, neither shall a man put on a
    woman’s garment: for all that do so [are]
    abomination unto the LORD thy God.”
    Proverbs 7:10 speaks of a woman with “ the
    attire of an harlot.” Clearly, certain garments
    are associated with sin and are not suitable for
    godly people to wear.
    The principle that God wants His people to
    reflect His holiness applies to the New
    Testament Church (Peter 1:15-16). We are
    called to be living epistles read of all
    people, declaring to the world God’s holy
    nature and His abiding presence (II Corinthians
    3:3).
    Our outward appearance is one way in which
    we are unspoken witness of the transforming
    power of Christ.
    I Timothy 2:9 admonishes “ that women
    adorn themselves in modest apparel with
    shamedfacedness and sobriety, not with
    broided hair, gold, or pearls, or costly
    array.” I Peter 3:3 gives similar instructions.
    I Corinthians 11: 16 teaches that a woman
    should have a long hair, for it is her glory,
    and that a man should not have a long
    hair. A person’s hair serves as an important
    visible symbol of his or her submission to
    God’s plan of authority and as a distinguishing
    mark between the sexes.
    Revelation 16:15 uses clothing as a symbol to
    instruct the church to stay close to God:
    “Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth
    his garments, lest he walk naked, and they
    see his shame.”
    Clearly, God puts emphasis on the outward
    appearance of a person . To an extent,
    clothing reflects the condition of the heart,
    and it sends a message to others about a
    person’s values.
    A RESPONSE TO GOD’S GRACE
    Advocating modesty of dress and outward
    dedication does not mean advocation salvation
    by works.
    Wearing godly dress is not a meritorious work
    to earn salvation rather it is a response to the
    saving grace of God. The blood of Jesus is our
    only righteousness. Our salvation comes from
    God, never from our good works. To think that
    we could earn His marvelous grace by adhering
    to dress codes would be a terrible mistake.
    But to accept the grace of God and then be
    indifferent to Christ’s commandment for the
    holy living would discredit His mercy. If the
    church preaches Christ and His saving grace
    without teaching biblical guidelines to live by,
    it leaves people open to confusion and failure.
    Deliberate and continous disobedience to God
    Word will lead to the loss of saving faith.
    Who can view the Cross without wanting to
    comform to Christ? Who would want to
    continue his or her old sinful patterns of living
    when Jesus Christ died to bring deliverance
    from those sins? When people comprehend His
    holiness, they desire to become holy.
    While it is true that the blood of Jesus cleanses
    from all sins, it is also true that genuine love
    for Him restrains a person from presuming
    upon His marvelous grace.
    In our success-oriented society no one
    considers it odd if a company requires its
    employees to comform to a dress code. Why
    then should a church that teaches neatness
    and modesty for the purpose of honoring the
    holiness of God be considered narrow,
    restrictive, or legalistic?
    If we are to honor God in our hearts, it is
    consistent to honor Him with an outward
    dedication. I John 2:15 intructs us, “Love
    not the world”: surely then, we would be
    foolish to mirror wordly values in our
    appearance.
    THE PROTECTION OF MODESTY
    Adhering to a modest godly standard of dress
    and conduct offers protection from the surge
    of immorality that plagues our generation.
    Clothes and appearance transmit nonverbal
    signals. Christians who verbalize godliness but
    at the same time nonverbally declare
    sensuality and ungodliness destroy the
    effectiveness of their gospel witness.
    The primary purpose of many fashion
    designs is to exalt the ego, attract undue
    attention to the flesh, stir desires, and
    ignite passion in others, thereby appealing
    to the lust of flesh, the lust of eyes, and
    the pride of life, which the Bible condemns
    (I John2:16). If we are honor to the holiness of
    God, we must not dress in such styles and with
    such motives.
    We must not naively ignore the complex
    causes of immorality and marital infidelity,
    but neither should we ignore the influence
    that sensual dress has on adultery and
    fornication. If a man looks with lust upon a
    woman he commits adultery in his heart
    (Matthew 5:28). If a woman provokes a lustful
    look by her appearance is she not partly
    responsible for the man’s sin? If people would
    dress in ways that do not provoke lust, the
    moral fiber of our society would be
    strengthened.
    The danger of overemphasizing any discipline
    in the Christian life is that some people allow
    the discipline to become a legalistic code.
    Some people who harbor unholy attitudes such
    as hatred, bitterness, envy, and strife falsely
    think they are spiritual because they wear
    modest clothes.
    Such distortions are hypocritical and wrong.
    But we cannot dismiss the need for modesty in
    dress because some distort it. The biblical
    alternative to legalism is not permissiveness or
    license but self discipline motivated by grace,
    faith, love, the Word of God, and the Holy
    Spirit. (See John 14:15; I Corinthians 9:14-27;
    II Timothy 2:24-27; John 2:3)
    For the sake of our children, we must teach
    them to respect the holiness of God in all
    areas of life. Allowing or encouraging
    preteens and teenagers to dress in many of
    today’s fashion is invitation to social and
    spiritual problems.
    A dress code will not automatically remedy the
    decaying moral fiber among youth, but it does
    remind them of God’s commandments. We
    must begin somewhere to teach children and
    youth moral responsibilty, and standards of
    modesty in dress offer us this opportunity.
    When we honor God and His Word in our
    hearts and in our outward appearance, He
    places an umbrella of protection over our
    families. While moral decay sweeps modern
    society and many modern churches, we are
    able to remain relatively untouched. The world
    may scoff at our modesty, but we dare not
    lay down our cloak of protection and our
    obedience to the Word of God.

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