Thursday, October 06, 2011

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From: Tznius Revolution 
To: Nashim Tzidkanios 
Sent: Wed, Oct 5, 2011 4:25 pm
Subject: Tznius Revolution

Dear friend,

Here’s a little quiz- please take it honestly and sincerely. Warning- the results may cause you to rethink some of your habits. Please let them! It’s time for change.

1. True or false: The full knee is part of the upper leg.
2. True or false: The full upper leg is considered ervah and does not depend on minhag hamakom.
3. True or false: Since it is a body part that is considered ervah, I must cover my upper leg at all times.
4. True or false: I must also make sure that my knee is covered at all times, since my knee is part of my
upper leg.

 5. My skirt must cover my knees:
a. When I’m standing
b. When I’m bending
c. When I’m climbing stairs
d. Even when I’m sitting
e. All of the above
6. The skirt that I’m wearing now covers my knees:
a. When I’m standing
b. When I’m bending
c. When I’m climbing stairs
d. Even when I’m sitting
e. Some of the above
f. All of the above
g. None of the above

7. Some excuses my yetzer hora uses to get me to wear that skirt that doesn’t quite cover all the way:
a. But it looks sooo good on me.
b. My father/husband never said it was too short, and they would tell me.
c. My mother wears her skirt the same length- why shouldn’t I?
d. The Rebbetzin of my shul is not makpid.
e. It really does cover- pull a little here and a little there and don’t move.
f. My mother/neighbors/friends will think I’m too frum, and for some reason, that’s the last thing I want to be.
g. Straight skirts are so in style. How will I get a shidduch if I don’t wear a straight skirt?
h. Everyone else also shows their knee when they sit, so it can’t be that bad.
i. Tznius is not really my thing.
j. Men don’t notice anyhow.
k. Some of the above
l. All of the above

Quiz answers:
1. True
2. True
3. True
4. True
5. E
6. I sure hope it’s F!
7. K and L are both correct. Please recognize your yetzer hora’s arguments, so you can resist his oh so powerful pull. It’s mighty hard, but incredibly worth it. If you think that any of the arguments are valid, please contact us ASAP so we can refute it for you.

If you have any questions or comments, please email

The Tznius Revolution has begun! Don’t be left behind!

Please forward this quiz to as many people as you can. The s’char you will receive if you influence someone to be careful about her tznius is unimaginable!

I want to be blunt. These people are sick in the head. Anyone who wastes this much energy encouraging women to cover the bottom of their knees has an illness.

 Now, I don't suggest that its OK for women to walk around immodestly dressed, and I concede that the knee is erva, but can we get some perspective? Incorrectly covered knees don't even make the top 2000 list of issues threatening Judaism. Until these sex obsessed goons tackle something important they have no credibility with me. And to show how helpful I can be, here's my list of important problems that justify the attention and energy these morons commit to fighting exposed lower legs:
  • Child beating
  • Wife beating
  • Tax fraud
  • Welfare fraud 
These four problems are endemic in Williamburg, Boro Park, New Square, and especially Kiryas Joel, all places where you're unlikely to spot a bare calf.

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