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Female Attire Attacks both M/F Psyche

May 29, 2013

leggings.jpg(The modern female dilemma: Dress like a man or a whore?)

"I suspect we have all become hardened a little by modern women's clothing styles." 

The war on gender as seen in female dress.

by Wendy Holland

The idea that wearing jeans or slacks was somehow attacking my mind would have seemed laughable to me... until I gave them up.    

In 1960, Cardinal Siri sent a message  to his priests warning against the increasing numbers of women wearing trousers:  "...we are fighting against the flattening out of mankind, against the attack upon those differences on which rests the complementarity of man and woman....."

"When we see a woman in trousers, we should think ...of what it will be when women will have masculinized themselves for good.  Nobody stands to gain by helping to bring about a future age of vagueness, ambiguity, imperfection and, in a word, monstrosities."

Well, here we are in the predicted era of flat gender sameness. Modern women's clothing is aggressive towards men. Much of contemporary female attire, including even the ubiquitous snugly-fitting jeans (and the new "leggings"), sets up a subtle confrontational message: "Here I am in your face and I'm going to force a reaction out of you." 

Something in the male psyche has to harden against the assault.  And the woman's psyche had already been desensitized in order to accept wearing these things in the first place.

Pleasant feminine clothing, on the other hand, aborts the "getting checked out and sized up" glance, however unintentional and harmless.  And even more particularly, skirts, by their nature, obviate certain awkward and embarrassing types of inadverdent glances.

 For this reason alone,one would think husbands and wives would prefer that wives wear skirts.  But we are all, men and women, so very very far past these types of considerations.  


Could women, and proud husbands and boyfriends, sacrifice ego-boosting glances and live with respectful disinterest? 

Wow.  This just goes against the "strut your stuff" mantra and indoctrination of the past decades.  "Shake your booty" reigns supreme with the ubiquitous new, stretch leggings.

 My son, in his twenties, and I, at the mall, found ourselves walking behind an attractive young lady wearing stretch leopard-print leggings, and everyone in the mall was invited to watch every shake and jiggle as she passed.

Clothing does change psychology. Cardinal Siri writes:  "The wearing of men's [trousers] by women primarily affects the woman herself, first by changing the feminine psychology proper to women. Second, it affects the woman as the wife of her husband by tending to corrupt the relations between the sexes."

"In truth, the [female] motive ...[is] to compete with the man... This motivation shows clearly that masculine dress is a visible support to bring about a mental attitude of being 'like a man.'  "

"Permit us to add that a woman who always wears the clothing of men more or less indicates that she is reacting to her femininity as if it were inferior, when in fact it is only different. The perversion of her psychology is clearly evident. ยป

frock.jpgMost women will find these ideas absurd and will honestly defend their pant-wearing femininity... until they can experience a life away from jeans and slacks for a while.  Then the difference becomes clear.  I do believe a certain intuition of intrinsic feminity has been erased from awareness by modern clothing.  It's almost impossible for women to recognize this, however, because the loss is undetectable if you have nothing with which to contrast your only known state of being.  

A switch to feminine clothing helps reawaken the suppressed psychological state.  In trying to pinpoint exactly what the "what" is that has been lost, various words come to mind, ladylike, non-aggressive.  But I think the word "womanliness" is the best.

And, just for the record, I haven't detected that skirt-wearing has caused a decrease in my intelligence or general competence!  


Father Emily, writing to his parishioners in 2004,  said:  "Freemasonry has planned for centuries the gradual destruction of the Catholic Church [and thereby society] through the immodesty and "liberalisation" of women." 

He quotes from a letter of a leader of the [Masonic] Italian Alta Vendita written in 1838:  "... let us popularise vice among the multitudes, that they may breathe it through their five senses, ... It is corruption on a big scale that we have undertaken... ..To destroy Catholicism, we should do away with women.  Let us corrupt them with the Church. ...The best dagger to strike the Church is corruption."   

And, again, quoting from the International Review of Freemasonry, 1928:  "Religion does not fear the dagger's point.  But it can vanish under corruption.  Let us not grow tired of corruption:  we may use a pretext such as sport, hygiene, health resorts.  It is necessary to corrupt, that our boys and girls practice nudism in dress.  To avoid too much reaction, one would have to progress in a methodical manner:  first, undress up to the elbow, then the knees:  then arms and legs completely uncovered: later, the upper part of the chest, the shoulders, etc. etc."
In conclusion, clothing styles reflect the fact that modern woman has been re-engineered to disconnect from her feminine nature, and her sense of being female has been reduced to body parts. Masonic Mission Accomplished.

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Comments for "Female Attire Attacks both M/F Psyche"

Leland said (May 31, 2013):

Wendy Holland seems to yearn for the good old days...
(like when God picked our kings)
She cited the Masonic ruse:
"we may use a pretext such as sport, hygiene, health resorts.
It is necessary to corrupt, that our boys and girls practice nudism in dress"
May I remind her that in the halcyon days of Greece
the Gymnasium etymologically meant "the naked room".

And when you contrast togas and tunics against the stola of the women....
weren't both genders over-feminized?
Imagine how much more awesome their warfare would have been had the men had the more manly pantalones and/or leggings...

The Scots of Braveheart also come to mind:
"Look what I can do in a lassie's skirt".
thank you.

Monica said (May 31, 2013):

Bravo Henry! I can see the feminists going off like Mt Vesuvius now! Roaring about how they should be allowed to dress or undress however they like! Their "Brave New World" is a graveyard of societal moral destruction! How many of them will only see it much too late?

It's amazing how making the commitment to ALWAYS dress ONLY like a woman, without compromises (like culottes, baggy trousers, or shirts to cover your butt, all of which kill the spiritual benefits) enriches so many other spiritual and emotional aspects of your life! This is true empowerment! To have the guts to fly in the face of the "establishment" norms, refusing to degrade yourself by dressing like a man or a whore!

It has been a revelation to me in the 20+ years I've been doing it (it was certainly NOT how I was raised) - the mixture of responses from friends and especially family, some positive, some utterly baffled - all I know is I'll never go back! I do know is that generally the response from men has been surprisingly positive and overwhelmingly supportive! Even from the younger generation!

I think it's because deep down, everyone knows they came into the world through the suffering of some woman, and they all seem to be somewhat glad of the opportunity to recognize and honor that fact, even if only subconsciously.

Being a real woman is a deeply undervalued position in (what's left of) our modern society. Women should stop being such herd mentality cowards and by their quiet example of only feminine attire, start making a statement about their true net worth!

Oh, and about the photos of women in dresses you have for this article - the one with almost no sleeves and the plunging neckline is decidedly slutty (care for a booby peek, fellas? I'll lean over...) and barely covers her thighs - the other, however, is spot on, as it has a nice cardi and comes a bit below the knees!

Thanks for this powerful article on such a huge "taboo" subject - I mean really, it's verboten to comment or criticize women's "fashions" these days, almost as frowned on as saying gays aren't born that way....

Tom said (May 31, 2013):

Your posts are really helpful. Today's made me finally see that the catholic/protestant thing is a case of a false dichotomy; and I have also been mistaken about Catholicism. What matters is the truth, and thanks for the eye opening articles that lead in that direction

Karen said (May 31, 2013):

Another informative article Henry...I am in total agreement with how destructive western women's fashion has become. Of course the majority of people involved in the fashion industry are gay guys. So what do they care if women dress modestly and femininely? They view women as the competion for the men they are trying to seduce. And I too, at times, have bought into the enemy's plan in this regards. When I wear a modest dress or skirt it helps to remind me in public that I am a woman, not a man, and my mind-set shifts toward a more feminine, non-aggressive attitude and behavior. Men are more kind and respectful towards me, instead of the vulgar, disrespectful attitude and behavior I used to receive when I dressed in the modern day slut look. What did I expect from men? I got the attention I was soliciting and desiring thinking it was positive because it appealed to my vanity. Not to mention what it was doing to the men's fragile psyche that I was playing with. Men, god bless them, do not need any more temptation from us girls than already exists. We need to assist them in keeping their minds and hearts pure, for our own sake, not to mention theirs, their wives & girlfriends and our decaying, perverted culture. How many men have I helped to lead astray with the fashion I was wearing, that reflected this shallow, slutty, sex saturated society we live in. God forgive me! Men are precious and wonderful, not toys to be used to satisfy a woman's stupid vain pride. Us girls can help to resist the feminist, satanist ploy to destroy men, women, children and families by dressing in a feminine, womanly, lady-like fashion. It's never to late for us girls to change and work with men to stop this sadistic assault on our culture and the precious freedoms we still have left. When women emulate men, any culture will begin to decay and ultimately be destroyed. Women need to help be the catalyst, working with men not against them. Men are not the enemy girls, they are our friends and greatest ally. Men are kind, generous, loving and adorable if we will just stop our bad behavior and begin to dress, talk, and behave in a feminine and womanly will desire to exhibit these life giving characteristics again.

Craig said (May 31, 2013):

I wholeheartedly agree with this article. However, as a man I think its important to note that the attack on the sexes via fashion and clothing has been directly executed (albeit to a lesser extent) against men as well.

The 'skinny jeans' craze is a curse. I bought into the hipster / "cool" image in high school (as did most of my peers), and it wasn't until a couple years later that I realized that my masculinity and manhood seemed to be on a downward slope. It wasn't until I was walking out of the house and caught my reflection that I saw the depths of my depravity. Skinny jeans, by design, actually cause men to walk like women by pulling the legs closer together and restricting movement. Subconsciously, this does A LOT of DAMNage. As soon as I took those jeans off, trashed all of my pairs of skinny / slim fits, and jumped back into a pair of loose fitting jeans, I felt 10x better. It was then that I discovered that I had to actually TRAIN myself to literally WALK like a man again.

Thankfully I'm highly self-observant and introspective, so I was able to pick up on and solve my problem. But how many men out there are unconsciously castrating themselves? It's really sad. And skinny jeans are only one aspect. Madness. Sometimes I wonder if I should share this information with the unsuspecting male, or just pity / pray and move along.

Richard said (May 31, 2013):

Thomas Carlyle made a reference to clothing as weaponry during the Victorian era. Clothes were stripped of their former role of informing social rank and status in the 1960's. Only corporate CEOs and bankers, and politicians continued to wear authoritarian suits. Men in general have been reduced to dressing the way only boys on the playground dressed 50 years ago.

I haven't watched TV since 2008, but I saw a commercial last year for a TV called "Suits", which is billed as a "bromance". (TV makes sure two men can't have friends or business partners without generating 'sexual tension' in the minds of viewers. This is 'programming'.) To make the emasculation complete, the review closed with, "Can these two crazy man-children take on the legal system and help each other grow along the way?"

Now I'm 57. Till a few years ago I still had a Pavlovian response to seeing athletic young women deliberately dressed in 'slutwear'. Spandex leotards with no pants, or leather micro-skirt threatening to show peek-a-boo butt cheeks atop long smooth tattooed thighs oozing through grocery aisles. But I finally de-programmed myself by three years ago, by forcing myself to guess their birth year. When I started doing that the spell broke, and I could see them as children rather than incarnations of Ishtar and other pagan sex goddesses.

And the writer of the article is right: sluttish attire isn't feminine, it's aggressive, pushy - designed to intimidate.

Now I understand why the prophets said that falling for women who entice lust is a form of idolatry. It's because the mind isn't seeing the human, it's seeing an archtype. It's an illusion.

Maturity brings with it real discernment. When you see past the false advertising of weaponized women's couture, such women suited up in their practiced sex goddess drag actually look phoney and ridiculous. They do it for the feeling of power it gives them over susceptible men, of which there are plenty in consumer culture.

"Pretty But Mental"

Christine said (May 30, 2013):

Since I've started dressing like a modest lady, I've noticed that:

1) Dressing in a feminine and modest manner makes you feel good. It feels natural because it IS natural.

2) It seems to put other people at ease

3) They tend to smile at you more.

4) Men are more apt to behave in a chivalrous and polite manner. They seem to like seeing women dress in a feminine and modest manner. Some have even told me so.

5) People have more respect for you.

6) And in turn, it tends to increase your own self-respect, dignity, and sense of worth as a woman.

God is good and He made both man and woman. When you are a woman, it is good to dress as a woman. That's what the bible tells us to do.

Try it ladies!

And while you're at it, pray the rosary every day for our poor sad world. It needs all the prayer it can get!

Tony B said (May 30, 2013):

Note that the masonic aim is to "destroy Catholicsm." You will never see any such attack on Protestantism, itself a protest against Catholicism (rather than true Christianity), as it is an adjunct of Talmudic/masonic plotting, not an opposition to it.

Alberta said (May 30, 2013):

Feminine attire's assault on the psyche has impacted the old as well as the young. However, it is even sadder to see older women "who no longer have the stuff to strut ' wearing attire like they still do.

A case a hand is when I went to a family gathering last summer because the oldest surviving aunt who is in her mid nineties was up from Florida to visit her children and grandchildren. I brought some photos of her and her family that included her deceased brother and sisters. One was taken only about 40 years ago. In this picture she and her grown daughter were both wearing 'feminine attire', that is, a dress, as in my aunt's case, and a skirt and blouse as it was the case with her daughter.

I was taken aback as we were going through the pictures to see her now dressed for a family gathering means wearing shorts with boney white protruding legs with a sleeveless top with her arms not looking much better. Her daughter, who is now in her sixties, was wearing jeans with a loose pull over top.

I, naturally, was wearing a skirt which I always do for family gatherings. I am too in my sixties and no longer have the stuff to strut as well nor do I want to look mannish in order to compensate, So, dressing with dignity is now my personal fashion statement.

The beach? Forget the swim suit.. Capri pants with a loose fitting top that covers the butt is the attire for me. Far be for me to affront anyone with my cellulite and sagging skin!

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at