A Return to Modesty

Updated with a new introduction, this fifteenth anniversary edition of A Return to Modesty reignites Wendy Shalit’s controversial claim that we have lost our respect for an essential virtue: modesty.

Author: Wendy Shalit

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476765174

Category: Social Science

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Updated with a new introduction, this fifteenth anniversary edition of A Return to Modesty reignites Wendy Shalit’s controversial claim that we have lost our respect for an essential virtue: modesty. When A Return to Modesty was first published in 1999, its argument launched a worldwide discussion about the possibility of innocence and romantic idealism. Wendy Shalit was the first to systematically critique the "hook-up" scene and outline the harms of making sexuality so public. Today, with social media increasingly blurring the line between public and private life, and with child exploitation on the rise, the concept of modesty is more relevant than ever. Updated with a new preface that addresses the unique problems facing society now, A Return to Modesty shows why "the lost virtue" of modesty is not a hang-up that we should set out to cure, but rather a wonderful instinct to be celebrated. A Return to Modesty is a deeply personal account as well as a fascinating intellectual exploration into everything from seventeenth-century manners to the 1948 tune "Baby, It’s Cold Outside." Beholden neither to social conservatives nor to feminists, Shalit reminds us that modesty is not prudery, but a natural instinct—and one that may be able to save us from ourselves.
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Lust und Verwundbarkeit

In einem abschließenden Gespräch reflektiert Dagmar Herzog ihre bi-kulturelle Sozialisation in den Vereinigten Staaten und der Bundesrepublik der sechziger und siebziger Jahre, die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Gegenwartspolitik und ...

Author: Dagmar Herzog

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 9783835342156

Category: Social Science

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Sexualitätsgeschichte als Gesellschaftsgeschichte. Was hat Sexualpolitik mit Vergangenheitsbewältigung zu tun? Welche anderen politischen Positionen werden in gesellschaftlichen Debatten über Sexualität mitverhandelt, und was kann die Sexualgeschichtsschreibung zum besseren Verständnis der europäischen Zeitgeschichte beitragen? An der Schnittstelle von Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte, Holocaustforschung, Religions- und Geschlechtergeschichte zeigt Dagmar Herzog, wie Diskussionen über Sexualität die prägenden ideologischen Kämpfe des 20. und beginnenden 21. Jahrhunderts beeinflussten. Mit einem genauen Sensorium für die methodischen Herausforderungen einer Geschichtsschreibung von Intimität und Körperlichkeit untersucht die amerikanische Historikerin politische und gesellschaftliche Konflikte um Fragen nach dem Stellenwert von Sexualität, sexueller Orientierung und dem Verhältnis von Reproduktionsrechten und Behinderung. In einem abschließenden Gespräch reflektiert Dagmar Herzog ihre bi-kulturelle Sozialisation in den Vereinigten Staaten und der Bundesrepublik der sechziger und siebziger Jahre, die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Gegenwartspolitik und Geschichtsschreibung und die umstrittene Frage nach den "Lehren aus der Vergangenheit".
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Meant to Be Modest

Let's learn about the principles behind modesty, and God's heart on the matter. Dressing modestly is a form of holiness. It is a way for us to be set apart for the Lord in a way that is pleasing to Him. We were meant to be modest!

Author: Nicole Crone

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1533498806

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Many women in today's culture wonder if modesty is important. Is it even relevant today? Together we will explore what scripture says about this topic and how we can apply it to our lives. Let's learn about the principles behind modesty, and God's heart on the matter. Dressing modestly is a form of holiness. It is a way for us to be set apart for the Lord in a way that is pleasing to Him. We were meant to be modest!
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Girls Gone Mild

In a small town outside Philadelphia, an eleventh-grade girl, upset over a “dirty book” read aloud in English class, takes her case to the school board. These are not your mother’s rebels.

Author: Wendy Shalit

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588365859

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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At twenty-three, Wendy Shalit punctured conventional wisdom with A Return to Modesty, arguing that our hope for true lasting love is not a problem to be fixed but rather a wonderful instinct that forms the basis for civilization. Now, in Girls Gone Mild, the brilliantly outspoken author investigates an emerging new movement. Despite nearly-naked teen models posing seductively to sell us practically everything, and the proliferation of homemade sex tapes as star-making vehicles, a youth-led rebellion is already changing course. In Seattle and Pittsburgh, teenage girls protest against companies that sell sleazy clothing. Online, a nineteen-year-old describes her struggles with her mother, who she feels is pressuring her to lose her virginity. In a small town outside Philadelphia, an eleventh-grade girl, upset over a “dirty book” read aloud in English class, takes her case to the school board. These are not your mother’s rebels. In an age where pornography is mainstream, teen clothing seems stripper-patented, and “experts” recommend that we learn to be emotionally detached about sex, a key (and callously) targeted audience–girls–is fed up. Drawing on numerous studies and interviews, Shalit makes the case that today’s virulent “bad girl” mindset most truly oppresses young women. Nowadays, as even the youngest teenage girls feel the pressure to become cold sex sirens, put their bodies on public display, and suppress their feelings in order to feel accepted and (temporarily) loved, many young women are realizing that “friends with benefits” are often anything but. And as these girls speak for themselves, we see that what is expected of them turns out to be very different from what is in their own hearts. Shalit reveals how the media, one’s peers, and even parents can undermine girls’ quests for their authentic selves, details the problems of sex without intimacy, and explains what it means to break from the herd mentality and choose integrity over popularity. Written with sincerity and upbeat humor, Girls Gone Mild rescues the good girl from the realm of mythology and old manners guides to show that today’s version is the real rebel: She is not “people pleasing” or repressed; she is simply reclaiming her individuality. These empowering stories are sure to be an inspiration to teenagers and parents alike.
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Modesty and Merit Or The Gray bird s Story of Little May Rose and John

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inquired for the water , and said she wished to get it and return home . The lads
pointed out to her a near river , and said , “ There you can fill your pitcher .

Author: Ferdinand Schmidt

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082256680

Category: Birds

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Imprimis

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105112935460

Category: Economic policy

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Newsweek

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dress : ModestApparel USA.com , ModestByDesign.com and DressModestly.com
all adDEMURE DRESSES : vocate a return to styles A teen model covers that ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079684919

Category: Current events

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The Meanings of Dress 2nd Edition

contradictions to those who feel dress can be see how these fashions have
filtered into all retail , modest and still be ... Baring of Return to Modesty , Shalit (
1999 ) explores the breasts is not a new or recent phenomenon in broader topic
of ...

Author: Mary Lynn Damhorst

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: IND:30000100202476

Category: Design

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This revised collection of articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals expands the readers awareness and understanding of what dress is all about. The essays in The Meanings of Dress, 2nd Edition, illustrate essential topics, such as dress and sociology, cultural studies, gender, religion, modesty and technological changes. Design and merchandising students will gain insight into how and why consumers buy clothing and other products related to dress and will grasp ways to forecast future trends. The book serves all interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course needs.
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Culture Wars

A properly orA Return to Modesty is superb , a grasps that “ modesty is
inextricably dered male soul would honor long overdue voice of wisdom , com
entwined with holiness . " One woman's claim , as a custodian of the mon sense ,
and reality ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078399840

Category: Church and social problems

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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations English and Latin

MODESTY . Maximum ornamentum amicitiæ tollit , qui ex eâ tollit verecundiam .
He takes the greatest ornament from friendship , who ... Modesty becomes a
young man . b . ... When modesty is once extinguished , it knows not a return . f .

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ISBN: UVA:X000279401

Category: Quotations

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The Cyclopaedia of Practical Quotations English and Latin

MODESTY . Maximum ornamentum amicitiæ tollit , qui ex eâ tollit verecundiam .
He takes the greatest ornament from friendship , who ... She danced much better
than became a modest woman . d . ... extinguished , it knows not a return . f .

Author: Jehiel Keeler Hoyt

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101019661972

Category: Quotations, English

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The Cyclop dia of Practical Quotations

MODESTY . Maximum ornamentum amicitiæ tollit , qui ex eâ tollit verecundiam .
He takes the greatest ornament from friendship , who ... Modesty becomes a
young man . b . ... When modesty is once extinguished , it knows not a return . f .

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU58267697

Category: Quotations

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Antifeminism and Family Terrorism

Katha Pollitt provides an apt synopsis of the text : In “ A Return to Modesty , ” a 23
- year - old conservative journalist , Wendy Shalit , cites her experience in fourth
grade sex ed to argue that feminism and liberal sexual mores have encouraged ...

Author: Rhonda Hammer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004587101

Category: Literary Criticism

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Rhonda Hammer's Antifeminism and Family Terrorism presents original and provocative critical feminist perspectives on violence against women and children. Hammer provides a clear and insightful analysis of the current rhetoric produced by antifeminists who would deny the seriousness of the problem and thus undercut important feminist concerns. Dr. Hammer documents the tragic dimensions of the brutalization of women and children in the family, and the larger problem of the increasing poverty and oppression of women and children in the global economy.
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The Nation

23 . writer for conservative journals like ComA RETURN TO MODESTY :
Discovering the mentary . Together with other self - styled Lost Virtue . feminists
like Elizabeth Fox - Genovese and By Wendy Shalit . Christina Hoff Sommers ,
the two ...

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Res Gestae

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Dialogue

In a similar vein outside of LDS culture , Wendy Shalit in her book A Return To
Modesty contends that a modest woman ' s presence can " spiritualize men " by
motivating men to achieve more and to be better than they otherwise would be .

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ISBN: WISC:89081189425

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The Good Girl Revolution

Drawing on firsthand interviews and dialogues with young women from around the country, the author of A Return to Modesty looks at the current prejudices against the "good" girl and offers a new set of definitive role models for the young ...

Author: Wendy Shalit

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780812975369

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 322

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Drawing on firsthand interviews and dialogues with young women from around the country, the author of A Return to Modesty looks at the current prejudices against the "good" girl and offers a new set of definitive role models for the young women of the next generation. Originally published as Girls Gone Mild. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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