The following is from a new blog: "Waiting to meet an old friend for lunch the other day, my eye fell on the young woman at the table across the aisle. She was attractive, nicely put together in a casual way: T-shirt, jeans, Eskimo-style boots, and a neat ponytail. The lady with her appeared to be her middle-aged mother. Ultimately, I noticed that her T-shirt had some strange writing on it, which is hard to do justice to, while being sensitive to the fact that ModestyZone has some young readers. I will do my best. It read: '"I'D F*** ME" (without the asterisks of course). Hmmmm. Hmmmmm? . . . What could this young woman have been thinking? And how on earth could her middle-aged companion sip her soup and not be mortified at the outrageous slogan proudly displayed on the chest across the table?"
The above post is from a new website called Modestlyyours.net (see also the parent site ModestyZone.net), recently launched by Wendy Shalit, author of "A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue." Twenty women of all ages, races, and backgrounds push back against the onslaught of vulgarity and loutishness that infests, no, is popular culture in our day. It's a very small island of sanity, but all the more welcome for that. In fact, based on unscientific samplings from around the country, I'd wager that millions of women share the views offered here yet feel outnumbered and beleaguered.