The worst reason I have seen for joining a religion was from a Muslim female, who said that society forces women to wear skimpy clothing, and since she prefers to wear modest clothing and since Islam demands modest clothing from women, she decided to join Islam.
I’m an atheist woman, and I also wear modest clothing. But I do so not because I’m forced to, but because I want to. That’s the main difference. I have the choice. Nobody demands that I keep myself covered up; and, at the rare times that I feel like wearing a mini-skirt, I do wear a mini-skirt. And I don’t have to fear being punished for it.
Society and the media may put pressure on women to wear certain things; but, at the end of the day, it’s still up to the individual. Hey, I don’t feel uneasy not following the latest fads. I wear what I want.
So this lady, if she simply wants to wear modest clothing, could have done so, and to hell with what society says. After all, would society punish her for not following the fashion “laws”? Criticize, maybe. Punish, no.
Religion, on the other hand…