"Modesty" Essays and Research Papers

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the article “Are We Witnessing the Death of Modesty?”, the author discusses her viewpoints on modesty. She points out that the absence of modesty is becoming increasingly more evident in today’s society, while the values of self-respect and purity are declining. She also expresses her deep concern for future generations in regards to the impact that immodesty may leave. According to the author’s beliefs, people are losing sight of the importance of modesty and the significance it should hold within...

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Modesty in General

Modesty is a set of values that each person has that defines how they present themselves as a person. Over the years modesty has changed enormously over many different cultures and races. Wendy Shalit gives an excellent look into how modesty has evolved over the years and how people see it today, in her story The Future of Modesty. Part of the loss of modesty we are facing has to do with the dating and sex part of life. As our standards for dating go down the less modest people are forced to...

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What Your Clothing Says About You

Modesty vs. Immodesty Clothing for Girls By: Nina H. Have you ever wondered about what other people think about the way you dress and your personality? Do you know that a guy’s first impression of a girl comes from the way she dresses? In today’s generation, dressing immodestly is being seen by many people as ‘normal’. But, how should teenage girls dress these days? This research paper attempts to find out the appropriate ways girls should dress and the reasons behind the way they dress...

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Women, Gender, and Households in Early Christianity

virtues of modesty and domestic fidelity, 1 Timothy and the Acts of Paul and Thecla also approved public leadership by virtues women. With 1 Timothy, women are expected to conform to standards of modesty, industry, and loyalty. Dress and behavior express women’s modesty. In chapter 2, modesty is expressed through simple dress (2:9-10) and submission to men (2:11-12). Additionally chapter 5 instructs for young widows to marry for it reflects the ideals of modesty and industry...

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The Transformations In She Stoops To Conquer

you keep me at this distance, how is it possible you and I can be ever acquainted?” Marlow likes to talk to lower class women, because he does not express his confidence like other rich people, for example, Tony and his father Mr. Handcastle. His modesty causes the upper class girls do not know him. Marlow’s transformation from modest to impudent, makes Kate finding a chance to let Marlow engages with her. Thus, when Kate notices that, she decides to stoop, by transforming to a maid and attracting...

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The Hijab

say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof.” There is however, no clear rules on a uniform that must be worn as a Muslim woman. What is “modest clothing?” For Muslim women, “modest clothing” may mean a multitude of different things. For some, it will mean a burqa. For others, modesty means loose clothing and a head-cover. For others, loose clothing that does...

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The Lack of Women Rights in Saudi Arabia

of movement. According to Laura Kaya in Polygamy and Law in Contemporary Saudi Arabia, in order to keep modesty for both women and men, women were required to veil themselves (698). It is said that the concept of veiling does not only protect women’s modesty by being able to reserve their physical appearance solely for their spouse, but it also protects men’s modesty by keeping their minds off impure and lustful thoughts. Women are required to cover their bodies with an abaya, a black...

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The Worship of the Wealthy

modest is the next best thing. I am not so sure about being quiet. I am rather inclined to think that really modest people make a great deal of noise. It is quite self-evident that really simple people make a great deal of noise. But simplicity and modesty, at least, are very rare and royal human virtues, not to be lightly talked about. Few human beings, and at rare intervals, have really risen into being modest; not one man in ten or in twenty has by long wars become simple, as an actual old soldier...

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Fashion: Clothing and Beauty Aids

tight clothes, as tight as possible, even though the dress is entirely inconvenient. They are not move about in comfort, or to attend to their house-hold work, but still tight dresses are worn because others also use them. They do not even care for modesty and decency in their craze for fashion. Similar is the case with young men; they continue to wear tight pants, even though they freely acknowledge that their dress is highly inconvenient for them. Fashion is a tyrant which exacts strict adherence...

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lifestyle in Islam. Every woman who reached puberty is obliged to wear hijab. The first rule of hijab has been derived from the following passages of the Qur’an: "And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their khimār over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husband, their fathers, their husband's fathers...

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