|Way Immodest, by OUR standards !|
To name a few we now have gender segregated buses both in Israel and in North America, the depiction of females of any religion, age or shape is taboo in Kharedi media, בגדי צבעונין have all but disappeared, shaitels , where not banned outright, are to be short and synthetic, a Passover non-gebrokt item sold until a few years ago as Lady-Fingers are now marketed as Baby-Fingers or just plain Fingers, engagement announcements don't mention the kallahs name and wedding invitations don't list the mothers' names. The list goes on and on so why belabor the point.
Anyone who is not a historical revisionist understands that these are new innovations. If they are in any way part of our Mesorah then they hearken to a past more than a century old because if photographs of even Orthodox and Khasidic life in interbellum Europe and Palestine are to be believed then few if any of these standards obtained.
I'd like to submit a theory as to why hyper-Tznius has become the new baseline.
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