There is a phenomenon of publicizing made-up letters to the editor addressing so-called “tznius” concerns in certain media outlets. Editors love these letters, as it increases readership and creates buzz. These made-up letters – yes, they are completely made-up – usually don’t harp on a certain halacha of tznius that is lax, but rather focus on a made-up chumrah or some extreme made-up scenario. These letters are fabricated for the sole purposes of creating conversation. The letters are sheker.
Not only do these letters insult the intelligence of the frum community, but it gives fodder to those who mock our way of life. In the age of social media, they get picked up fast and go viral, giving people their daily dose of “a crazy thing out of [Name the Frum Community].” These posts and letters are nothing more than click-bate disguised by using tznius-related content. None of these made up chumros have rabbonim who signed off on them.
There is no bigger lack of tznius than taking our modest way of life and publicizing made-up – meaning fake – tznius awareness for personal satisfaction.
A Concerned Yid