Following some comments on my last post (thanks Heidi!!) I have begun to think a bit more about the nature of femininity. It got me thinking about what it means to be a woman, and a woman who genuinely wants to follow Jesus.
So I did what I always do when faced with a difficult situation I googled! Who would have thought this one google would have transported me to a whole new world I naively didn’t know existed…………..that of the Modest Christian Women Clothing ranges! My New Year’s resolution (along with getting fit, writing a blog and saving money!) is to be positive and not so bitchy and so I will leave you to google for yourself to see some examples for yourselves.
In some ways this idyllic idea of metres of fabric (and I mean metres) is slightly nostalgic, an echo to times gone by. It may even be slightly retro but it seems so alien to me. Does being a Christian Woman mean covering myself in floras and kaliko? Is being feminine about looking a certain way? Do I hold responsibility for how men (or other women) may view me?
The modesty websites on the whole seem very strong advocates for all women as homemakers. Again something I really struggle with. Is it ungodly for me to want to have a career? Is it unbiblical to be crap at cooking and on the whole domestically challenged? Surely there is more to being a woman than how I look and how I cook?!
I believe God made men and women but how are they different apart from anatomically? Is it possible to make any generalisations? All very confusing……maybe I need to get myself a new dress!!