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Republicans Urge Women to "Go Home and Put Some Clothes On..."

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Literature being handed out at the Values Voter Summit on Friday attacks women for being "immodest" and extolled them to "go home and put some clothes on..."

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Kit B (276)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:17 pm

Literature being handed out at the Values Voter Summit on Friday attacks women for being “immodest” and extolled them to “go home and put some clothes on!”

In flyers and brochures on display at Values Voters, the social conservative conference where Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan spoke, an organization called Modesty Matters criticized women for dressing “immodestly” at church, and blamed women for causing men to stare lustfully at them.

Women must “embrace MODESTY in dress and behavior,” one of the handouts read. Women dressed immodestly in church are “an insult to a holy God,” another said.

Other excerpts:

- From the “Modesty: It’s nothing to be ashamed of” pamphlet:“Since men are particularly visual, immodesty in church can trigger lustful thoughts.”

“My men’s bible study group talks frequently about controlling our lust, thoughts, and eyes. Yes the problem and responsibility are ours, but is it really reasonable for the women of the church to make it THIS difficult for us?”

- From the “True Woman Manifesto”: “All women, whether married of single, are to model femininity in their various relationships, by exhibiting a distinctive modesty, responsiveness, and gentleness of spirit.”

The Family Research Council provided Modesty Matters with a table at the conference to distribute these pamphlets.

Republicans have repeatedly voted to cut funding for contraception, outlaw abortions, and defund Planned Parenthood. Now another far-right groups are eyeing a new battleground: the wardrobe.

By Adam Peck and Scott Keyes | Think Progress |

Arielle S (313)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:29 pm

JL A (282)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:34 pm
Well, it is a change from men directing women to go home and take their clothes off...can one hope these men will evolve to actually respecting women and thus no longer feeling they can direct women to make it easier for them to behave themselves?

Past Member (0)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:41 pm
Ironically, the values voters summit doesn't have room for values such as compassion towards others, peace, tolerance for those who are different, or treading lightly upon our mother earth. If anything, the policies they suggest for the nation reveal them to be hateful, small-minded reactionaries.

Kit B (276)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:46 pm

True Brian, but it seems that religion is religion, labeled by any name, scratch the surface and the same bigotry is there. How about the guys get a grip? Sure adolescent males have some problems with controlling themselves, but these are grown men using how women dress as an excuse for their own lousy behavior.

Veils anyone?

Jae A (316)
Monday September 24, 2012, 2:25 pm
Hell NO..No Veils...It's lace corsets,fishnet stockings,stilleto heels and a bowl full of tuna for every church dinner and banquet I say.
I guess some women are trying to put a little too much self expression/fashion into their going to church...which apparently is a big no no for some of their perverted male congragation, who apparently can't keep things under control even when in church....which is typical of male republicans, me thinketh.
Kind of helps to prove what 'supression of natural attractions' can lead least in churches apparently. Actually what they are objecting to would seem ,to me,to be something that would encourage more males to attend church if attendence is any part of the agenda/goal.
Hell-fire and Hell-yes all for simply showing up at church..what better deal is there for religious folks I ask !?
Little half time pole dancing between sermons during the 'passing the tip/donation/plate would probably be a big hit and up the Sunday take as to money...of course to really make the whole church going experience more than worth while for all their believers they should also feature a couple of males strippers while the choirs get down with some great gospel tunes... all those thing combined.well I believe you'd have a church full of saints on hold..or holding on one...or both....every Chruch Day and reg. Sunday kind of day, that comes along ! my opinion :-).


Kamila A (141)
Monday September 24, 2012, 2:29 pm
They are the American Taliban

Jae A (316)
Monday September 24, 2012, 2:55 pm
...which if they would do... as I fantasized they should, there would be no competitive Taliban members from the middle east or any other extremist religious 'orders' [at least... I now know how that term came into being] spying within the Family Values Taliban churches. Best security against terrorist for any public event is a topless female donche' ya know !

I really don't think the men who created these 'request', really did not think this one all the way through...jusss sayn'.

Kit B (276)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:06 pm

I think you are too kind Jae. This comes directly on the heels of heated discussions about women's health, and personal rights to make decisions about their own bodies...then there is the issue of rape. Legitimate rape? What kind of human being puts those two words together?

Jae A (316)
Monday September 24, 2012, 3:25 pm
My guess to that question would be Republicans ......and or Christian Teliban to who would see nothing wrong with putting those two words together.
They'll be stoning women in the streets if their insaniTea gets any more out of control,in my opinion.
Why any female on this planet would vote for a GOP Republican/Teabagger is beyond all reason and logic,to me. Self-loathing females,perhaps, but even they only would/could if they just didn't think before doing so...and in their circles a women who thinks beyond which red dress to wear to a Republican photo op is not allowed.

Terry King (113)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:35 pm
Republicans actually want women to go home and put some clothes in... The washing machine and then in the dryer! That would be between diaper loads!

Kit B (276)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:12 pm

"If you're black in this country, if you're a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?" Cher


Sheryl G (363)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:22 pm
The American Taliban say:

In flyers and brochures on display at Values Voters, the social conservative conference where Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan spoke, an organization called Modesty Matters criticized women for dressing “immodestly” at church, and blamed women for causing men to stare lustfully at them.

Women must “embrace MODESTY in dress and behavior,” one of the handouts read. Women dressed immodestly in church are “an insult to a holy God,” another said.

Now another take from others Views.....

"Some 1,500 years ago, it was decided for an individual’s personal reasons that women should wear veil, since then millions of Muslim women have had to suffer it.

They told her that wearing a burqa would mean obeying Allah. If you obeyed Allah, He would be happy with you and not let you burn in hellfire. Why are women covered? Because they are objects for sex. Because when men see unveiled women, they are aroused." said by Taslima Nasreen


American careful here.

Who is Taslima Nasreen?

Taslima Nasreen an award-winning writer, physician, secular humanist and human rights activist, is known for her powerful writings on women oppression and unflinching criticism of religion, despite forced exile and multiple fatwas calling for her death.

Taslima won The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought from the European Parliament in 1994. She received the Kurt Tucholsky Award from Swedish PEN, the Simone de Beauvoir Award and Human Rights Award from Government of France. She received Le Prix de l' Edit de Nantes from the city of Nantes, France.

She is a Humanist Laureate in The International Academy for Humanism,USA. She won Distinguished Humanist Award from International Humanist and Ethical Union, Free-thought Heroine award from Freedom From Religion foundation, USA., IBKA award, Germany,and Feminist Press Award, USA . She got the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh prize for Promotion of the Tolerance and Non-violence in 2005.

She received the Medal of honor of Lyon. She got honorary citizenship from Paris, Nantes, Lyon, Metz, Thionville, Esch etc. Taslima was awarded the Condorcet-Aron Prize at the “Parliament of the French Community of Belgium” in Brussels. Bestowed with honorary doctorates from Gent University and UCL in Belgium, and American University of Paris and Paris Diderot University in France, she has addressed gatherings in major venues of the world like the European Parliament, National Assembly of France, Universities of Sorbonne, Oxford, Harvard, Yale, etc. She got fellowships as a research scholar at Harvard and New York Universities. She was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in the USA in 2009.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:24 pm

Angelika R (143)
Monday September 24, 2012, 5:46 pm
well, I sure hope Ann Romney picked up her copy and read it well!

Cam V (417)
Monday September 24, 2012, 7:03 pm
These are social conservatives and are not the many.

Janet R (38)
Monday September 24, 2012, 7:35 pm
God, I am sick of these damn Repugs and their nonsense. I wish they would go away and stop telling people how to live their lives. Mind your own business, why is that so hard?

Kathy B (106)
Monday September 24, 2012, 9:39 pm
Oh wow "these are social conservatives and are not the many"? It makes no difference, how many times have I heard words to the effect 'she deserved it because of the way she was dressed'? It's not just social conservatives that think this way.

Does a woman deserve to be leered at or raped because of the way she dresses?

What if the shoe was on the other foot? Go home and put some decent clothes on man...


Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday September 24, 2012, 10:37 pm
Excuse me - if this should sound sexist and/or racist - but, isn't that a picture of a "sexy" black {or mixed-race} woman on the cover of the book? wearing what appears to be a lot of makeup?

Sortof "Cognitive Dissonance" it appears to me... Mixed messages? or what?

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 3:18 am
Correct, Barbara, that's my reading as well. The image is probably meant to express how women should NOT appear, i.e. it's both racist and sexist!

Kamila A (141)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 6:39 am
The Taliban were a minority too, but because they managed to take control initially via conservative appealing to their society and then with the leaders with sociopathic, i.e., heartless/conscienceless takeover, they went from modesty that was "better" to an insane law where they were the police, the judge, and the jury. We saw how they shot the woman in the head in the stadium who was still wearing her burqua. That's where this is going.

Kamila A (141)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 6:42 am
The problem that the Republicans have is one of trying to fix the disasters (which by the way, they were in control during the creating) with the same ideas that didn't work before. Its a sign of insanity to keep trying to do the same thing and expecting a different result.
Now I believe they are trying even harder, and their spinning heads are coming with trying another society's conservative approach: The Taliban

Abdessalam D (145)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 7:25 am
Noted. It seems that Christian extremists are not the only ones who do this . Jewish and Muslim extremists think that this is their main job. This is absolutely unacceptable . Thanks Kit for the post.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 8:40 am

Very true Abdessalam, and if we do not take this attitude seriously then women in the US may lose all the rights they fought to gain over the years.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 12:17 pm
Wow, with so many important issues facing us all, I am floored that this is even being discussed. If you are a male at church, you should be looking at your bible or the minister, pastor or whomever is leading the sermon. This is just another twisted tactic by Repugnants to diminish women and take away our value as human beings. We are not responsible for every Tom, Dick and Harry who cannot control their penises or their lustful thoughts. Get over it already and focus on the things that are actually worth attention. After all you do have more than one head to use, now figure out how to use the one that is spouting all of this b.s.!

M B (62)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 12:45 pm

Gene J (290)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 2:16 pm
"Women must “embrace MODESTY in dress and behavior,” one of the handouts read. Women dressed immodestly in church are “an insult to a holy God,” another said. "

People who purport to speak for Holy God, today, yesterday, five thousand years ago, two thousand years ago or tomorrow are an insult to the intelligence of homo sapiens. Let one of those flipping fools, invite Her down for a visit, videotape it or broadcast it live. Then they might have a scrap of truth behind them. As it is, as THIS is, it is just another bunch of men telling women what to do, say, wear and think. Or pretty much the status quo since we came down from the trees. Only this bunch, never really came down. They're still stuck in those trees playing with their bananas and throwing poop at each other. Morons.


Kit B (276)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 2:58 pm

According to the dictionary one form of blasphemy is to assign to oneself the ability to know or pretend to know the reasons or thought of god. There was a time when that could result in a nasty death, now it seems just common speech, "god said so..." When humans speak to god it's called prayer, god speaks to humans it's called schizophrenia.

Could be it's time that women stepped out from the shadows of men and decided what men will wear, how men will handle their health and sexuality.

marie C (163)
Tuesday September 25, 2012, 4:46 pm
Noted thanks Kit
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