Over in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates they are having an interesting problem on the beaches. Men are coming out in numbers to walk the beaches in fully dressed for the purpose of looking at and taking pictures of women in immodest swimwear.
What’s interesting about this phenomenon is that they are doing in the open what I’m sure than many men have to either fight or have chosen to participate in on beaches in America in their minds.
Sin is sin. Jesus told us that to look on a woman to lust after her is the equivalent of committing adultery with her. These men out wanting to relax by looking at pretty women are playing with fire at best, and are serial adulterers at worst. They have chosen a course of action that is repulsive. They are going further than looking, but photographing women without permission.
I like what this one policeman said:
“You try to scare them a bit just to get them to stop,” Abdullah said. “Ask him, ‘What are you going to do with this picture? Would you like it if someone was photographing your sister?’ That’s usually enough to get the point across.”
And it’s true. If we men looked at a woman as our sister or sister in Christ it’d be a whole lot harder for us to imagine in our hearts wrong things.
But the part that is unmentioned in this article is the other part of the equation which is also the solution. If the women weren’t displaying themselves in their underwear (or less?) in a public place, the men would not be bothering them. If they were modestly dressed, using the water as recreation instead of a place to bake in the sun, and were with their spouses the chances are this problem would all but disappear.