Women wearing pants

eli turkel (turkel@math.tau.ac.il)
Thu, 21 Nov 1996 12:53:40 +0200 (IST)

Elliot Gordon writes:
>> The Shulchan Aruch states that the bifurcation of a woman's legs is
>> sexually suggestive to a man's psyche.

Can he please give a source where this occurs in the Shulchan Aruch?
My suspicion is that most men would find a women's breasts more sexy than
the bifurcation of the legs underneath pants. However, I am not aware of
any widespread custom for women to wear loose enough tops so that one could
not tell the difference between a man and a woman. As such, on the grounds
of modesty, I find it difficult to distinguish between loose feminist pants
and a skirt. On the contrary when going on a hike pants are much more modest
than skirts.

What does appear in shulchan arukh (see OH 3:6) is that a
bed should lie between north and south (see conclusion of Mishna Berura).
Does anyone know how well this law is kept?

Eli Turkel