I recently ran across this article about modesty and the objectification of women. The article is pretty short so it shouldn't take too long to read it, but just to summarize, the author feels that the push to cover women often leads to further objectification of women. She basically argues for less clothing as a way to free women from patriarchy.
I find the idea provocative and I have to say that in my experience, setting up a dichotomy where the female body is so sexualized that it must be covered and those that don't cover it are sluts, creates a huge problem for women. In the first instance, it seems that when women are told to cover their bodies because those bodies are too sexual, we therefore perpetuate that idea. Similarly, when women choose to dress "immodestly" they are often branded as too sexual. Basically we've created an intense catch 22 in which women are always hyper-sexual.
So I'm curious fellow feminists and blog readers, what do you think about the issue? Is nudity the answer? Is more clothing going to help? Is it changing our thinking? If it is, how do we do that? Or, am I over-stepping the mark here? Is there really no problem with modesty/women's bodies issues?