NEW YORK: This is with reference to the news item “Models and consumer products lose advertising space to religious messages” (June 27). I fail to understand why the religious right is so obsessed with women’s clothing. The amount of time and effort spent trying to control what women wear is indicative of the mentality of the religious segment of our society. Is its faith put in danger by the length of women’s clothes?
This fixation with exhorting girls to do what the right wing thinks is right through the use of religion is highly unethical. Insecure men who are scared of strong, independent women resort to such advertising campaigns, which is damaging for our society.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2012.
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