A friend recently sent me an article entitled “The Cleavage Gap,” written by Sue Edwards, an Assistant Professor of Christian Education at Dallas Theological Seminary. She was teaching a class on how to work with men in ministry, and these women were bemoaning the provocative way women dress these days, while four of these very women were, as Sue puts it, “showing enough cleavage to distract any man in our midst.”
Let me include an excerpt from her article:
- It's impossible to buy stylish clothes today without showing cleavage, so I'm giving in.
- I've worked hard and long on this body, and, by golly, I'm going to show it off.
- My husband might secretly be drawn to other women if they show theirs, so I better show mine.
- I want to be loved and I'll never get a man's attention any other way.
- It's hot and I want to wear something cool.
- It's not my fault if men can't handle it. Women have been blamed too long for men's lust. I'll flaunt it just to show them, a similar attitude to feminist's bra burning back in the sixties.
- I'm too busy to be bothered by this issue. Men need to get over it.