April 23rd, 2007: Kimberly Palmer covers the new modest fashion designers for U.S. News. Read more on the blog.

April 4, 2007: A book about fashion that's deep? Yes, and it's called It's So You! Fitting Fashion to Your Life, by Mary Sheehan Warren.

March 29, 2007: Don't trash Elizabeth Wurtzel; we must admit she's right about AutoAdmit.

March 27, 2007: In "Lust Cause," The Boston Herald covers the True Love Revolution at Harvard. Read more on the blog.

March 20, 2007: In "Double Trouble," Judith Warner points out in the Times that when it comes to oversexualizing girls, we've given moms a free pass. We've forgotten "what it means to look and feel sexy with dignity," she writes. Read the discussion of Warner's important piece on the blog.

March 14, 2007: The New York Times reports on college-supported pornographic magazines, and our own Eve Grubin says no, thanks.

March 1, 2007: And isn't it about time? The Bratz backlash begins--in the UK. The Daily Mail's reports on "How major stores are encouraging little girls to dress like trashy dolls." Read more on the blog.

Feb. 6, 2007: Young people bombarded by porn are getting sick of it, according to CNN.

Read tips on protecting your kids online.

Feb. 5, 2007: Miss Utah shocks the world, earns piles of supportive letters, for daring to wear a one-piece to the 2007 Miss America Pageant. She even made the top ten!

January 25, 2007: Princeton's Anscombe Society is hosting an event on February 16-17th, called "Making Love Last: Finding Meaning in Sex and Romantic Relations." Register here


December 31, 2006: Lawrence Downes pens a great piece in the New York Times on "Middle School Girls Gone Wild." Read our discussion of it on the blog.

December 13, 2006: Princeton student Cassy DeBenedetto asks, "Does Victoria Still Have a Secret?"

December 7, 2006: Alex and Brett Harris of the Rebelution launch a Modesty survey which collected over 160,000 responses. Stay tuned--results to be published on Valentine's Day, 2007.

The November 21, 2006: New York Times tells us that patients don't take doctors as seriously when they wear "less-than-professional attire." See "When Young Doctors Strut Too Much of Their Stuff," by Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

November 20, 2006: Shade Clothing wants to bring modesty to the little black dress, and make it a little less--little.

Read their press release or visit their site.

October 16, 2006: In "Halloween on Heels," Allison Glock remembers fondly the days when she was a pumpkin in college, and when all Halloween costumes were not "marital aids."

October 4, 2006: U Penn student Chloe Hurley says the sex bloggers are getting boring in "Why Smart Sex Has Gone Stagnant." Most hilarious line: "Baby, just because you sit at home in front of your laptop in your underwear and can slur out some hackneyed puns don't make you no Carrie Bradshaw."

September 25, 2006: Today's dolls are too provocative, says a recent survey of 1,010 moms.

August 8, 2006: Cleavage Crackdown at an Arlington, Texas school district. “It's gotten bad enough that, unfortunately, our young males are looking at more than their English book, their speech book, their science book,” says school board president Sherri Wade. “And it's kind of nice to have something left to the imagination.”

July 14, 2006: The New York Times reports that "slut" may no longer be a dirty word; young women are calling each other 'slut' just as a how-do-you-do. Is this a positive development?

Discuss on the blog

June 11, 2006: A new medical study reports that as many of 41% of adolescent girls have been threatened or pressured by their partners into .

April 25, 2006: We're sorry to hear that Mona Charen was sick, but as you can see by her latest column, "Vulger USA," everything happens for a reason.



March 30th, 2006: Unhooked Generation, by Jillian Straus. 'Nuf said.

March 3, 2006: Manolo the Shoe Blogger sticks out his neck to defend the notion of appropriate dress. Read
more on the blog

March 2, 2006: Peggy Noonan has two excellent articles about our security problem after Sept. 11th; namely, that in our eagerness not to do "racial profiling," we just end up harassing old ladies and mothers with children.

The second article focuses more on the assault on modesty.

December 21, 2005: Lyn Mikel Brown and Sharon Lamb take a tour of the girl dolls on the market, and pose a very good question:

"When did pretty and sexy get so confused?" Check out the whole article in the Boston Globe.

December 12th, 2005: Well, it's not something we're reading, but it is on the Web. It's the latest release from Jewish Impact Films: a short film about "real beauty" called "Inside Out." If you've got 51 seconds--yes, that's exactly how long it is--then you've got enough time to watch it.

Nov. 29, 2005: As reported in the December issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly, a study showed that sexy attire worn by women in the workplace works against them.

Read more on the blog.

Nov 20, 2005: Clinical psychologist Patricia Dalton has a fantastic article in the Washington Post called "What's Wrong With This Outfit, Mom?" Kudos to the Post for recognizing that it's not the best idea to let your daughter "bypass girlhood."

November 3, 2005: Caitlin Flanagan has an excellent review in the November 2005 Atlantic, deconstructing a recent book which purports to show why boys don't need fathers. Guess what? They actually do. In case you can't get your hands on the Atlantic, here is Flanagan's brilliant final graph:

"The ramifications of this new attitude are going to be grave. Belittle men's responsibilities to their families, raise boys to believe that fatherhood is not a worthy aspiration, and the people who will suffer are women and children. For the past forty years women ave been insisting that they be able to enjoy the same sexual freedoms as men (You go, girl!), and to become single mothers by choice (ditto!). Surprise, surprise: men have been more than happy to comply. Someday American women may realize that the great achievement of civilization wasn't Erica Jong's zipless f--k of yesteryear. It was convincing men that they had an obligation to contain their sexual energies within marriage and to support—economically and emotionally—the children they created in that marriage. You go, June Cleaver! "

October 19, 2005: Cute column on the (alleged) trend towards modesty in the fashion world, from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle: "I will never forget the day this summer when I was shopping with my 18-year-old daughter and she said, 'Not that shirt, it's too short. No more belly shirts.' 'Yes, finally!' I thought, and did a little dance in my head."

October 16, 2005: A brave Long Island principal, Kenneth Hoagland, has cancelled the prom at Kellenberg Memorial High School. He was "willing to sponsor a prom, but not an orgy." On CNN.com you can read about his students putting down $10,000 to rent a party house in the Hamptons, and the father who complained, "I don't think they have a right to judge what goes on after the prom."

October 10, 2005: USA TODAY's Olivia Barker reports on how Victoria's Secret is toning down their suggestive displays.


October 7, 2005: When condom-distribution fails, rewarding girls who remain virgins is Uganda's last hope. Emily Wax of the Washington Post files this troubling report: Virginity Becomes a Commodity In Uganda's War Against AIDS.

October 1, 2005: "When it comes to sex, Princeton group advocates waiting," by Rebecca Santana of the Associated Press. Kudos to students at Princeton for starting the first ever Ivy League group that tells students it's OK not to have premarital sex.

September 29, 2005: The battle for the soul of feminism continues. Spring 2005 is sure to bring tulips, and also Not For Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography.

September 1, 2005: GQ has a fascinating interview with the Italian designer Miuccia Prada. Being Italian, Prada gets away with saying things an American could never say so directly, such as: "The more [women] dress for sex, the less they will have love or sex" and "With women, the more unhappy they are, the more undressed they are."

"It's, Like, So Totally Cool, or Whatever," by Meghan Cox Gurdon, in
the August 19, 2005 Wall Street Journal. A fascinating article details the surprising shallowness of Girls Life, the official magazine of the Girl Scouts of America.

"A Neo-Feminist's View of Abstinence," by Elizabeth Sandoval, in
USA TODAY, August 18 2005. A self-described "middle-of-the-road
32-year-old who likes tattoos and loud music" defends her idea
of feminism, or neo-feminism: "One who respects her body so
much that she won't allow it to be used as someone's playground."

August 15, 2005: Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook-Up World by Dr. Jennifer Morse. An economist and Hoover Institute fellow, Morse explains why casual sex is bad for our free market economy and—no less important—our souls.

"Adolescent Virginity Pledges and Risky Sexual Behaviors," by Robert Rector and Kirk A. Johnson, Ph.D., in a conference paper delivered at HHS, June 14, 2005: Explains how recent studies about virginity pledgers have distorted Add Health data, and why in fact virginity pledgers are at a lower risk for STDs relative to non-pledgers.

"A Town's Struggle in the Culture War," The New York Times, June 2, 2005: 16-year-old Brittany Hunsicker goes to her school board and gets a "junky" young adult novel pulled from her high school curriculum.

"The Art of Modesty," Seventeen Magazine, June 2004: 20-year-old "Maggie" explains why she has stuck to her style and values.

"What Stylish Young Women Are Wearing: More," Ruth LaFerla, The New York Times, June 8, 2004: Teens explain the new trend of not looking like Britney Spears.

"R-rated Movies Don't Sell," WorldNetDaily.com, March, 26, 2004: Why movies with explicit sex and nudity don't sell.

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