“A vulgar woman is like an item on sale, exposing all for anyone to see, touch and try on. Thrown on top of boxes. Everyone picks up, tries on and throws down after. Cheap and without any protection. Her customers aren’t special either. They’re looking for the best offer.” — Bishop Macedo
When we talk about a vulgar woman, what immediately comes to mind is a scandalous woman dressing provocatively, however, vulgarism is much more than that… see below some synonyms of this word:
- Banal—With no originality
- Common—Of little value
- Ordinary—Mediocre; that does go beyond common level
- Trivial—known by all
This means that a woman can even dress discreetly but she can still be vulgar due to her behavior. When she is easily influenced by fashion, crowds, by the circumstances, she loses her originality and becomes like everyone else. A woman that isn’t worth much doesn’t stand out from the crowd.
When we find a piece of clothing on every corner, in the market—what do we conclude about its value? When no difference is made in this world, in other words, you’re a daughter just like every other daughter, a wife just like every other wife, a student just like any other student—you’re just like everyone else and also vulgar.
This week’s task is to firstly answer the following questions:
1. How do you dress? Would you consider yourself a discreet woman or do you like to wear clothes that call attention to your body?
2. How do you behave at home? Do you do what others (wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, friends) do or do you try to make a difference?
3. Which culture do you follow? Your own or every other woman’s in your society?
4. What value do you seek the most? Your own or one that comes from what you do and what you have ?
5. Do you influence or are you influenced?
When answering these questions to yourself, you will know if you have been vulgar or not. Your second task for the week will be for you to do something that makes a difference to other people too.
Post something from the second task, on our Facebook page.