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October 3, 2014 / Randall

“Modest is Hottest” and the Perpetuation of Sexual Brokenness

The idea that “modest is hottest” comes from the purity-culture notion that women’s value comes from their ability to be sexually pleasing to a man. What you’re saying in “modest is hottest” is that you, as a woman should want to be “hottest” because what love and not being alone are really about are competing in the marketplace where others get to judge you as worthy or not based on physicality and sexuality alone.


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