Aida Zabidi
I read a story online about a father’s parallel about covering an iPad and using it as an example for modesty. 

The story went like this: 

A girl bought an iPad, when her father saw it, he asked her "What was the 1st thing you did when you bought it? 

"I put an anti-scratch sticker on the screen and bought a cover for the iPad" she replied. 

"Did someone force you to do so?" 


"Don't you think it's an insult to the manufacturer?" 

"No dad! In fact they even recommend using a cover for the iPad" 

"Did you cover it because it was cheap and ugly?" 

"Actually, I covered it because I didn't want it to get damaged and decrease in value." 

"When you put the cover on, didn't it reduce the iPad's beauty?" 

"I think it looks better and it is worth it for the protection it gives my iPad." 

The father looked lovingly at his daughter and said, "Yet if I had asked you to cover your body which is much more precious than the iPad, would you have readily agreed???" 

She was mute. 

Somehow there are so many things I find wrong with this story.

Dude, I cover my iPad because it’s a fragile shitty thing, not because I’m trying to preserve it’s beauty! 

I understand people are trying to make things relatable, but you’re comparing your daughter to an iPad? I’m surprised how insulted I am by the parallel, but somehow I am. Everyone has a right to their dignity, male or female, but at the end of the day it comes down to a personal choice of how men and women choose to dress, and somehow, the concept of trying to promote modesty by comparing women to objects just doesn’t do it for me. 

I also don't think that comparing a person's value to how they dress - a physical construct - is a characteristic I would encourage. Character is more important than a physical exterior, and reinforcing the opposite concept through these messages are just ridiculous!

I can't even.
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