Teach your daughters to be intimidating in a pretty dress
By now, I'm sure a few of you have read Rachel Held Evans' piece on modesty that was published on Q Ideas last month (and the countless articles about the topic on this site and across the Christian blogosphere).
Obviously, I'm not a woman and can't comment from that perspective; neither have I been subjected to the conservative social restrictions around modest dress, nor to sexual harassment or exploitation – thank God.
In May, the principal called to tell me my daughter and a few other girls were at risk of suspension for that day’s recess if they didn’t clean up their act.
Apparently two small groups had volleyed glares that felt intimidating to younger children. When my daughter arrived home, I said, “Sounds like school was a little rough today.” She burst into tears. Most parents associate girl conflicts — and mean-girl tactics — with the middle school years.
Many arguments have been made against the wearing of the burqa and niqab, claiming they are anti-social, backward, oppressive, and not part of Islam.
This pamphlet discusses the burqa and niqab from an Islamic viewpoint and addresses the many concerns and allegations made against the wearing of these garments.“O Prophet!
Teach your daughter to never allow herself to be anyone's property and that you will cut her out of your will if she ever wears shorts that claim otherwise. Teach your daughter to talk about her feelings - not eat them or purge them. Teach your daughter to work with what she's got and love what she's got.
Tonight I went out with the girls and I told them I was going to write this post so they helped me come up with some good ones! So here we go: PIWTPITT 25 Rules for Parents of Daughters (because as I was making this list it seemed to me that I can screw up my daughter easier than my son so I needed more rules): 1.
It also reports that girls associate these tactics with being a girl.The burqa and niqab have become a topic of much controversy and heated debate.