Mississippi gubernatorial candidate Robert Foster
July 23rd, 2019

A Mississippi gubernatorial candidate denied a female reporter the chance to travel with him on the campaign trail, citing the “Billy Graham Rule” – which states that men should not be alone with a woman other than their wife. The denial set off a firestorm in the media, with many decrying the candidate’s actions as sexist, and others wondering what the big deal is. Continue reading

A recent ban on burkinis in France has led to a debate over standards of modesty.
August 19th, 2016

Women’s fashion has a complicated history. Traditionally, until about the 1920s, the norm was for women to be very modest. When the flappers started showing much more of their legs than previous generations, their parents and grandparents were shocked. Then … Continue reading