Modest Monday: The Modest Problem

This week's piece is published in my school's paper, The YU Observer. Read a sneak peak below and then check it out the full piece!

In the wrong hands, the beautiful laws of tznius become a means of objectification by placing an inappropriate emphasis on the female body and narrowing our valuation and evaluation of Jewish women to the dimensions of our skirts, our tights (or lack thereof) and the lengths of our sheitels. But can the dimensions of my skirt encompass the dimensions of my soul? That's not my modesty. I refuse to think that's what God meant by this mitzvah.