In a little break from the seriousness of the content of the blog, I'm posting Simcha Fisher's very funny Manifesto on Pants.
Simcha wrote up her manifesto in response to an article on CatholiCity.
When we wear pants, it's a near occasion of sin for men?
I gotta tell you, this is a new one on me. I always thought dresses and skirts made us more attractive to men.
As a dress and skirt wearer, frankly I'm a bit relieved.
If you've read Simcha before, you'll not be surprised to learn that responsible women who have been carefully and respectfully downplaying their assets are now being told their pants are responsible for every lustful thought men have in Christendom.
The anti-pants comments thread is most entertaining. Some enlightening comments here too.
Tony Esolen tells that he once explained to his wife how often men think about sex - about once a minute.
As a conservative Catholic woman who tries to be reasonable, I am empathetic to this and make attempts not to cause a scandal. But I'm afraid I agree with Simcha that putting the onus on women to make it impossible for men to be lustful, crosses the rubicon.
I don't think our pants are the problem. It's about re-wiring your brain.