Female Attire Attacks both M/F Psyche

by Wendy Holland — (henrymakow.com) May 30, 2013

The idea that wearing jeans or slacks was somehow attacking my mind would have seemed laughable to me… until I gave them up.
In 1960, Cardinal Siri sent a message to his priests warning against the increasing numbers of women wearing trousers:  “…we are fighting against the flattening out of mankind, against the attack upon those differences on which rests the complementarity of man and woman…..”
“When we see a woman in trousers, we should think …of what it will be when women will have masculinized themselves for good.  Nobody stands to gain by helping to bring about a future age of vagueness, ambiguity, imperfection and, in a word, monstrosities.”
Well, here we are in the predicted era of flat gender sameness. Modern women’s clothing is aggressive towards men. Much of contemporary female attire, including even the ubiquitous snugly-fitting jeans (and the new “leggings”), sets up a subtle confrontational message: “Here I am in your face and I’m going to force a reaction out of you.”
Something in the male psyche has to harden against the assault.  And the woman’s psyche had already been desensitized in order to accept wearing these things in the first place.
Pleasant feminine clothing, on the other hand, aborts the “getting checked out and sized up” glance, however unintentional and harmless.  And even more particularly, skirts, by their nature, obviate certain awkward and embarrassing types of inadverdent glances.
For this reason alone,one would think husbands and wives would prefer that wives wear skirts.  But we are all, men and women, so very very far past these types of considerations.


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