“Cover your precious minerals” or some-such nonsense.

11659290_944298798945885_7960805857886270010_nYesterday this showed up in my news feed along with the following story.
(I copied and pasted it “as is” so please forgive the spelling and grammatical errors).

Two young ladies arrived a Meeting wearing clothes that were quite revealing their body parts. Here is what the Chairman told them: He took a good look at them and made them sit. Then he said something that, they might never forget in their life. He looked at them straight in the eyes and said; “ladies, everything that God made valuable in this world is well covered and hardly to see, find or get.

1. Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.

2. Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.

3. Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers of rock and to get them, you have to work hard & dig deep down to get them.

He looked at them with serious eyes and said;
“Your body is sacred & unique” You are far more precious than gold, diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”So he added that, if you keep your treasured mineral just like gold, diamond and pearls, deeply covered up, a reputable mining organization with the requisite machinery will fly down and conduct years of extensive exploration.
First, they will contact your government (family), sign professional contracts (wedding) and mine you professionally( legal marriage).But if you leave your precious minerals uncovered on the surface of the earth, you always attract a lot of illegal miners to come and mine you illegally. Everybody will just pick up their crude instruments and just have a dig on you just freely like that. Keep your bodies deeply covered so that it invite professional miners to chase you.
Let us all encourage our wives, friends and daughters to dress well and decent!

There is so much wrong with this post I am not sure where to begin. Let’s just start here and see where it goes…

1. Humans decided gold, diamonds, and pearls were valuable. As far as I know God did not hand out a book of valuable minerals text in the garden of Eden.

2. Women and girls are not objects to be possessed or “mined”.

3. I am not my daughter’s “government” here to be contacted for permission to “professionally mine” her. She is not my property to give to whom I please. She is an autonomous human being who is able to choose for herself whom she wants to share herself with when that time comes.

4. Weddings are no longer considered a transfer of property (at least not in my household) or a license to “mine” a woman “professionally” (whatever that means).

5. If my daughter (or any other woman) “leaves her minerals uncovered on the face of the earth” (read: wears revealing clothing) she is not giving permission to be “mined illegally” (again, whatever that means).

5. He then says the most egregious thing in the story.

Everybody will just pick up their crude instruments and just have a dig on you just freely like that.

So, let me get this straight, if a woman doesn’t cover herself to this man (or any other man’s) standard, she should not be surprised if they “pick up their instruments and just have a dig on you freely”?!? WTF? Seriously? No. No. NO! This is wrong and a very dangerous thing to teach to both women and men.

After all these years, I don’t know why things like this surprise me anymore. Honestly it should surprise no one that stories like this are applauded and taught to our sons and daughters when much of the church espouses a theology where women are less than men, bear a greater responsibility for “sins of the flesh”, and are considered to be more easily deceived.

Oh yes, I almost forgot…

What is up with that picture? Let’s see, you don’t want women to wear revealing clothing, but you use a picture of a woman in revealing clothing to illustrate your point. Hmmm. Maybe all of this says more about you than it does the women you are trying so desperately to control

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4 thoughts on ““Cover your precious minerals” or some-such nonsense.

  1. My mother always taught us to dress in what feels comfortable. She never said cover up or dress for your size, it was dress in what feels comfortable. My dad is a preacher and agreed. He taught my brother that a woman’s body belongs to her, not to anyone else. It blows my mind that we are still trying to send a message that we should be dressing to for men, and not ourselves. That we are sending a message that is you are attacked then obviously you were dressed wrong. Stop trying to put all the blame on us and start teaching men to keep the hands to themselves.

  2. William Becker says:

    That’s why I strap down my manhood with duct tape when ZI go out in public, in case there’s any chance someone might get a glance at it. I wonder if this guy does the same?

  3. Hello, I found this an interesting read, thanks for sharing 🙂 I’m of the opinion women would be well advised to dress in a modest manner. I am certainly NOT saying that any inappropriate advances or more grevious actions on the part of a man towards a woman is the fault of the woman. People are responsible for their own actions if they are of sound mind. That being said, as a man, I know whenever you see a woman dressed revealingly, your natural instinct is to look. Your attention is caught. There are no two ways about it. It is part of my personality to treat said woman respectfully and not ‘leer’ at her or act like a jerk or worse. But the reality is there are men who will not do this, they will be moved to lust and will not be able to control themselves. And from occasions like this, unfortunately, sexual abuse (rape and other things) have probably occured. I don’t know, statistically speaking, how many rapes/other things happen because of the situation I described above. I may be right in saying rapists more often than not know their victims. But if even a handful of men are moved to an insidious act like rape by situations like seeing a lovely woman revealingly dressed, then I think it is better to dress more modestly. I suppose it’s a ‘better safe than sorry’ mentality. Plus women are not animals to be used- I say this because I honestly think there are men (and women for that matter) who do not care at all about the people they become involved with, they only care about their own gratification, which is sad. All that being said, too, there will probably always be sexually abusive people regardless of how people dress. Thanks for reading 🙂 Tony.

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