My friend, Carolyn McCulley has an excellent blog called Solo Femininity. In a recent post, she and Tim Challies spoke of the way women in our society are viewed as either strong or weak according to their sexual expressiveness. I had not really thought about this before, but all one has to do is think to the last Prime time sitcom you've seen to view this kind of message...it's everywhere.
Modest women are seen as wimpy or unsure of themselves while immodest women are seen as confident and bold. In reality, it is usually the opposite that is true. Like many other issues in our culture, we flip reality on its head.