An entire generation is being taught that women and girls should not be seen because seeing them can lead to sin. Women and LITTLE GIRLS are being objectified – sexualized – and erased.
When a little girl is told that her picture cannot be shown because it is not proper, she learns she is an object. Something that by nature can cause sin and so she must be concealed.
When little boys hear that they must not look at girls, they learn that girls are for one thing – sex and that men are incapable of controlling themselves and so cannot interact with a female without it being sexual.
Every encounter becomes potential for sin. Every interaction – on a bus, in a store, on the street and while reading a newspaper becomes one where a glance at a woman immediately brings to mind sin, sex and a need for repression.
Shoshanna Jaskoll, “Vanishing Women”, The Times of Israel (20 January 2015) [http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/vanishing-women/]