I've always been stunned that the rise in “feminism” has often as not harmed women. I'm all for equal pay for equal work and for allowing women opportunities, such as education. But when women confuse equality and fairness with some kind of unrestrained hedonism, it isn't a good thing.

So I'll just say it. How in the world can LDS moms buy bikinis for their daughters?

From a Princeton University Study:

Brain scans revealed that when men are shown pictures of scantily clad women, the region of the brain associated with tools — such as screwdrivers and hammers — lit up.

Some men showed zero brain activity in the medial prefrontal cortex — which is the part of the brain that lights up when one ponders another persons thoughts, feelings, and intentions.

Researchers found this shocking, because they almost never see this part of the brain shut down in this way.

A Princeton professor said, “it's as if they're reacting to these women as if they are not fully human. It's consistent with the idea that they are responding to these photographs as if they were responding to objects, not people.

And this.

Bikinis really do inspire men to see women as objects, as something to be used rather than something to connect with.

Is this the kind of power we want?

Her closing statement is one that we should be sharing with the Young Women in the church.

We need to teach girls that modesty isn't about covering up our bodies because they're bad. Modesty isn't about hiding ourselves. It's about revealing our dignity. We were made beautiful, in His image and likeness. So the question I'd like to leave you with is: How will you use your beauty?