Modesty: Impropriaty And Repropriety

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Modesty, this word has a lot of controversy. This word is really a big issue right now. There are so much going on in within this issue, the pro and contra, feminism, social, political and also ethnical issue. I can say that this is a quite interesting issue to write and to read, so let’s start with this essay. What is modesty? Base on oxford dictionary modest (of a woman) is, dressing or behaving so as to avoid impropriety or indecency, especially to avoid attracting sexual attention. Modest (of clothing) is, not revealing or emphasizing a person’s figure. Noah Webster defines modesty as, “That lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one’s own worth and importance. He adds, “In females, modesty has the like character as in males; but the word is used also as synonymous with chastity, or purity of manners” (2003, p.3). So we can conclude that modesty is far more beyond than just a sexual connotation, but it is a characteristic that shows humbleness before the Lord. For the Christian people there are some words of God from the biblical scripture that tell us that,” In like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works” (1 Timothy 2: 9-10). So modest mean respectable, honorable, and it doesn’t desire to show off. Christian women should have a control of her self with their heart and

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