INAPPROPRIATE CLOTHING Parvati Group – Shikshapatri Shlok 38,161
SHLOK 38. • My disciples shall never wear garments, which may cause any indecent exposure of the body. http://www.shikshapatri.org.uk/
Definition • Deliberate exposure by a person of a portion or portions of his or her own body under circumstances where such an exposure is likely to be seen as contrary to the local commonly accepted standards of decency • Our standards are stated in Shikshapatri shlok 161 • It can be a violation of law. • In some countries a breach of the standards of modesty may constitute public indecency. e.g Most Middle East Countries.
If women want respect and not to be treated as a “piece of meat, sex toy etc.” they need to exhibit modesty in their dress and behaviour in public.”
Women should not behave in a way that attracts undesirable male attention.
CLOTHING CONDUCT. • Today’s Society • Universities • Working
What more • Now we go to the extension of this subject • Shreejee maharaj says more in shlok 161
SHLOK 161 • Devout wives shall always keep their bodies covered by a garment and never expose their navel, breasts, or thighs to other men. They shall not watch vulgar shows, nor shall they associate with debauched or immoral women.
Why not? • Showing? • They attract the attention of men • Men see it as an appeal. • Vulgar Shows? • What is Vulgar show? • Going to watch shows where people act inappropriately • Club Dance, Casino’s, Disco’s • Associate with debauched or immoral? • They corrupt us morally. • They lead us away from excellence or virtue.
Due to such revealing of our body parts we are the ones who bear the sins.
Rape Statistics • Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.http://www.rainn.org/get-information/statistics/frequency-of-sexual-assault • Over half of the women surveyed (57%) had experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence over their lifetime.http://www.aifs.gov.au/acssa/statistics.html • Australia comes third after, South Africa and Seychelles, in Rapes per capita. (US – 9), (UK – 13), (India - 56)http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_rap_percap-crime-rapes-per-capita • All due to Indecent Clothing