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Modesty Club: High School Teenager Encourages Covering Up

Modesty Club: High School Teenager Encourages Covering Up

Pasadena, CA – A high school modesty club was formed by a California teenager hoping to encourage fellow students to not wear sexually suggestive clothing. According to SouthPasadenaPatch, Saige Hatch’s Modesty Club has only 17 student members at South Pasadena High School, but she says that more than 1,000 people worldwide have joined via the club’s website. She wants people to know they don’t have to dress half naked to get attention or to be loved.

The Modesty Club is a social club that asks girls to pledge they will wear “shirts and dresses that cover my stomach, lower back, breasts and shoulders” and “not ask, persuade, or allow a boy to do anything with me that will jeopardize the code of chastity.”

The Modesty Club website declares that a “shift is coming, sneaking through the literal fabric of our culture. Our bright heroic women are being made the fool. A fool to think that to be loved they must be naked. To be noticed they must be sexualized. To be admired they must be objectified.”

Saige Hatch comes from a family that has become famous for its focus on propriety. Saige’s father’s famous cousin is Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT). Saige’s father co-authored the book “Raising a G-Rated Family in an X-Rated World” with wife Phelecia. So perhaps it’s with no surprise that Saige Hatch says her “mission is to empower men and women, boys and girls to the highest quality of self esteem.”

Saige’s brother, McKay Hatch, made national headlines in 2008 after founding a No Cussing Club. For this he received “death threats and bomb threats and the calls and all the chaos.” Like her brother, Saige has had to endure hateful persecution, like vandals egging and leaving graffiti on her father’s van. The website has also received a few nasty messages.

A rap video produced by the Modesty Club explains their rationale in an amusing manner:

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8 Responses to “Modesty Club: High School Teenager Encourages Covering Up”

  1. Carlene Jackson

    Yes, young ladies are dressing or should I say not dressing as if they respect their bodies. It's disgraceful that not only do they dress like that, their parents dont care

  2. MaryAnn Abney-Parrish

    Yes, and it's so sad. I work at a college and these girls have no respect for themselves. Just because it's in your size doesn't mean you should wear it. They dress like they are going to the club—-the hair weaves, the blouses cut so low their breasts are falling out, and the tight skirts that they have to keep tugging to pull down. Or the worst — a heavy young woman wearing a midriff with her stomach hanging over her sweatpants that shows her panty lines. Where are their mothers?

  3. Karen Stamper

    I'm not saying you should have everything hanging out but I don't see a problem with showing shoulders and armpits. What's so imodest about that.

  4. Tim Heffron

    Just like fishing, the bait you use will determine what you catch. If you want a guy who's a bottom feeder you will dress like a hooker; but if you want a guy who will love and respect you for who you are (and not just for sex) you dress like you are worth the wait and the effort.

  5. Cassi Reece Gowin

    Most teen girls today dress as if they work on a street corner. They've confused sexy with slutty. Tight pants are only sexy if they fit you well and you are in good shape, when they squeeze your midsection into a muffin top and flatten out the natural curves of your hips and fanny, they just make you look fat. They all need to invest in a full length mirror and look into it before they leave the house. How sexy can you feel if you're constantly adjusting your clothing because it's so revealing or having difficulty bending over because you'll expose something or bust a seam.

  6. Catryna White

    As long as they used Jah in this video I thought I would add that Jehovah's Witnesses have been stressing modesty forever. Just saying.

  7. Sandra Carter

    yes the clothes they wear today are shameful. people who make and sell clothes think that everyone wants to dress that way. when I go shopping I would like to be able to find clothes that don't show every fat bulge that is not pretty. also cant stand for top to be so low. GOD is not in the least pleased and I am not either.

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