By Christine Woolgar When I started this series on modesty, I honestly wasn’t expecting it to be so loaded with illustrations from Harry Potter. But I keep coming back to these books because J.K. Rowling has a particular talent for illustrating realities in tangible ways. It means she offers a way for readers to identify… Continue reading Modesty 101: How codes are practised illustrate culture and values
by Christine Woolgar It might have escaped your notice, but Hogwarts has a dress code. In having a uniform, Hogwarts’ follows mainstream practice in UK primary and secondary schools (that is, those for pupils up to the age of 16). Uniforms certainly differ, but regardless of how a school is funded, they all have… Continue reading Modesty 101: Are dress codes helpful or harmful?
Gilderoy Lockhart was immodest - drawing attention to his glory in ways that excluded others. Moses and Jesus however, showed modesty: veiling their glory.