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GAW – “Lucky for you, Shmiras Einayim is mostly a male concept.”

There is a common misconception that shmiras einayim doesn’t apply to women. Not only does it apply to women as well, I have heard both Rav Shimshon Pincus zatsal & Rav Matisyahu Salomon shlita, yibadel l’chaim quoted as saying that it is more important for women than for men since the woman is the mainstay of the home, and whatever she is exposed to affects the entire home.

Obviously, there is a certain aspect that is only applicable to men, but the concept of trying to be Kadosh and stay away from tumah is something that applies to women too, and possibly even more to women than to men.

And in today’s society unfortunately, we are bombarded with tumah all over the place.

One of my favorite quotes: I heard Rav Matisyahu, Shlita, quoted as saying that taking a girl on a date to Manhattan is like checking a lulav in the bathroom.

(this quote was not necessarily brought as a r’aaya to my above point since he might have been referring to the effect on the boy & not the girl. I just brought it here, because I like the quote and it is relevant to the general discussion. It also shows how kadosh girls are).