MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Makeover Shows Causing Envy, Jealousy

June 15th, 2015 Viewed 901 times

Stop Looking! Fashion Runway 2011 by Henry JoseI’ve called TLC “The Lust Channel” before, and with good reason.  TLC shows a lot of reality shows geared on telling you that you are not good enough, that your house isn’t good enough, your clothes aren’t good enough, your family isn’t good enough, or your life isn’t good enough.  I’m not sure how much of that is supposed to be learning.

Blanche Johnson asks the question, Do TLC’s makeover shows do more harm than good? and she focuses in on the fashion shows and the messages they give to young women:

“When we suggest to girls already in an early age that developing a great look is more important than forming a well-rounded personality, then we have become an active part of creating a more superficial, heartless society,” Atwal continued. “Also as a mother I say that I want no part of that. Outer beauty can only really shine in the presence of inner beauty.”

Not Photoshopped

June 11th, 2015 Viewed 835 times

Who would have this done to themselves?

Saddest Part of this Photo is that it is not Photoshopped

Saddest Part of this Photo is that it is not Photoshopped

Hat Tip: Not photo shopped

Please Pick Up Your Clothes

May 23rd, 2011 Viewed 1298 times

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Seriously, You Think This is a Dress?

March 18th, 2011 Viewed 1104 times, 1 so far today

aaaMiddleton dressSo it’s come out that Kate Middleton (the future wife of Prince William) caught his eye wearing the “outfit” that you see to the right—and this can all be yours at an upcoming London auction!

I wouldn’t call this a dress, nor would I call it a skirt:

The garment was initially intended to be worn as a skirt, but Middleton instead wore it as a short dress. She wore black lingerie underneath. [Kate Middleton’s See-Through Dress to Be Sold – CNS News]

Obviously, someone will bid for it and win it, but would anyone ever wear this in public?  Privacy of your own home, sure, but not in public.

Is It Wrong For Women to Wear Pants?

November 26th, 2009 Viewed 3837 times

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In Paris, France, the answer would be yes.

In 1800, a Paris police chief introduced a rule banning women from dressing like men—namely by wearing pants instead of skirts and dresses.  This idea is not that foreign.  The Biblical Old Testament speaks of it being wrong for women to dress like men such that you cannot tell the difference, so 1800 France would have been under the influence of those types of ideas.

What’s so amusing is that the law is technically still in effect!

NYPD vs Superman and Batman

July 13th, 2009 Viewed 1107 times

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Two panhandlers were arrested when they dressed up as the caped crusader and the man of steel without a permit to impersonate these characters—and it didn’t help that superman punched a female police officer.

What Do Looks Have to Do With Anything?

November 1st, 2008 Viewed 1040 times

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It all started with Hillary.  We had the discussions about someone that was running for high office could show cleavage, whether they should wear pants-suits, and even some discussion about what a ladylike sitting position is—and this was all before Gov. Sarah Palin even walked onstage.

Indeed, it was obvious to anyone paying attention that the bar was set a little differently for a female than for a male—and I’m not talking pay, I’m talking about a culture that continually objectifies the female sex, as does such a good job at masking it as making women feel good about themselves!

What Does It Mean to Look Pretty?

March 17th, 2008 Viewed 5263 times, 1 so far today

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Shortly after God made clothes out of sheep skin for Adam and Eve, the very next thing Eve did was turn to Adam and ask, “Does this make me look fat?”  Or at least we can imagine that she did.

As far back as the Song of Solomon we know that women were judging themselves, their attractiveness and their worth by how they looked– their physical features.  They compare themselves to each other.  They long to have things that others have.  They believe that their worth is tied to how they look, and they project this onto men (who already look at women for the outside too much) creating a vicious cycle.

What the Media Wants You To Think

March 11th, 2008 Viewed 3073 times

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Not that you were aware, but Barbie celebrated her 49th birthday last week (thanks, Lydia).  My first encounter with Barbie was not a pleasant one since it dealt with a mischievous boy on our bus.  You see, Barbie isn’t bad in and of herself.  She could be just about anything, and that allowed little girls to imagine what could be.  However, she was also caught up in a society that was marketing women as objects rather than people.

For a society that prides itself in the rights that it gives women, we seem to also seem to enslave them the most.  We simply replace one form of enslavement for another and then expect them to be happy.

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

November 1st, 2007 Viewed 1923 times

father and daughterI’m going to say this in advance– I apologize for the lack of clothing on the girl in this picture, but I’m using this picture to hopefully make an important point.

The man on the right is said to be the father of the girl on the left. What is wrong with this picture? What bothers you more?

  • That the girl is dressed in a provocative way?
  • That the father doesn’t seem to care that his daughter is immodest?
  • That the father allowed this photograph to be taken of him and his daughter?

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.