Monday, August 15, 2005

New Support for Girls Who Favor Modesty

By Lisa Haddock
NJ Faith Forum Editor

Wendy Shalit, author of “Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue,” recently established a Web site to help young women follow principles laid out in her book.

The site urges visitors: “Join forces with other young women who are tired of power struggles between the sexes. Believe in the possibility of real intimacy.”

The site’s mission statement says: “Modesty Zone is an informal community of young women who don’t have a voice in the mainstream media.

“Whether you’re a virgin waiting until marriage, or just against casual sex more generally, you can find a safe harbor here to share your ideals, interests, and goals for the future." says about Shalit’s book: “In an age when women are embarrassed by sexual inexperience, when sex education is introduced as early as primary school, and when women suffer more than ever from eating disorders, stalking, sexual harassment, and date rape, Shalit believes a return to modesty may place women on equal footing with men.”

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