Re: Women wearing pants

jerry (
Sat, 14 Dec 1996 20:48:33 -0500 (EST)

Nechma Cox wrote about this question, but he never addresses the
fundemental one: Why is it not also forbidden for a man to display the
same areas? After all, women are subject to the same temptations or evil
thoughts as men, so why does he not require men to also wear skirts.

His traditional response that this would be forbidden because of the the
prohibition against wearing clothes of the opposite sex falls by his own
argument not to place a chair in the path of the blind.

The question then comes down to who is blind - the person who can see a
fundamental injustice or the person who will not see it? Why is he not
trying to perfect himself in this way? More importantly, why is he not
trying to perfect himself -- he can start by teaching himself not to be
attracted to the bifurcation. Or his it the idea of forbidden fruit? Or
simply good ol' evil inclanation?

As my spouse puts it: "Why should I suffer because he has impure thoughts?"