Many women have long wanted more conservative clothing.
In a column called “What’s Stopping the Most Relevant Style Subculture from Going Mainstream?
Clothes that focus relentlessly on their sexuality at the expense of seeing them as whole human beings diminish and demean women.
It is discreet clothing that provides women space for them to feel confident and secure.
Conversations and behavior also require tzniut, to demonstrate that we are using judgment, foresight and responsibility before we speak or act.
Today, where almost every day a once powerful or influential man is dethroned from his position for sexual misconduct, isn’t it crystal clear how desperately men need a remedial course in using discretion?
Literally meaning muddy river confluence in Malay, Kuala Lumpur has grown from a small sleepy Chinese tin-mining village to a bustling metropolis of around 6.5 million (city-proper population of 1.8 million) in just 150 years.
It’s a relief to see more coverage in today’s styles.
Outside of small boutiques that cater to the “modest” crowd, clothes shopping for the tzniut shopper can become an exhausting scavenger hunt (“Look what I found! ”) that still often requires some fabric remediation at the local tailor.
Ironically, while the skimpy styles were considered as a mark of women’s liberation, in fact the opposite is true.
Too-tight, too short, and too revealing clothing actually constrict women.