Modesty glasses: finally, recognition that it’s their problem, not ours.

In Israel, new modesty glasses for Orthodox Jewish men blur women out of their line of sight – NY Daily News.

It’s the latest prescription for extreme ultra-Orthodox Jewish men who shun contact with the opposite sex: Glasses that blur their vision, so they don’t have to see women they consider to be immodestly dressed.

This is sheer genius!  With modern technology, if we can’t convince bigots to bring their thinking into the modern world, at least we don’t have to change our behavior to cater to their stone age views.  Bigot Glasses:  think of the uses!

  • Racist?  Here are glasses that make everyone’s skin tone look white.
  • Homophobic?  These glasses will portray, to the wearer, that any couple observed through the lenses consists of one man and one woman.
  • Islamophobic?  The glasses can be programmed to photographically superimpose members of the 4H Club overtop of any images of men with dark skin, beards, or turbans or women in headscarves.
  • Disabiliphobic?  There will be glasses to blur out wheelchairs, white canes, and sign language, showing instead those same people walking, seeing, hearing, and flipping you off.  (Still a few bugs in that technology.)

The ultimate genius, of course, is that Bigot Glasses only affect the bigot, so the rest of us can go about living our black, female, Islamic, gay, and/or disabled lives in peace.

There is, of course, one set of these glasses I’d invest in:  grumpy old lady glasses.   Technology that erases tattoos, pulls up pants, covers up exposed underwear, brushes hair, feigns respect, and edits out the word “like.”

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