Teenage girls and older chewing gum on the street

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  • #800889

    a mother in israel
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    i was at a very yeshivish wedding last night. Both chosson and kallah came from b”h large families. All the sisters were chewing gum throughout the wedding. Feh.

    #800892

    NYBD
    Member

    I have always said that the old[er] chewing gum on the streets are such an eyesore.

    #800893

    kapusta
    Participant

    Like several people mentioned, there is chewing gum and there’s doing jaw exercise. I don’t like the way it looks but someone chewing gum, mouth closed, is not so bad. The other just makes someone look… not very good.

    AYC- agreed. http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/the-kiddush-hashem-thread

    *kapusta*

    #800894

    WIY
    Member

    It probably starts at a young age and develops into a bad habit. It really looks disgusting but the chewers don’t realize what they look like or think its normal because others are doing it too.

    #800895

    a mamin
    Participant

    I find it very unclassy the way some people chew their gum, to put it mildly! As far as Tznius is concerned , anything that makes people look can be questionable.

    #800896

    mustangrider
    Member

    seriously guys i dont get why u are all getiing worked up about this…. some chew gum some dont – who cares???

    #800897

    happy face
    Member

    I think it depends on how u chew your gum!!! You don’t have to make it obvious that you are chewing on a piece of gum!!

    #800898

    TheGoq
    Participant

    Does it look any less disgusting when boys do it???

    #800899

    frumster22
    Member

    can sombody please explain to me whats wrong with chewing gum

    #800900

    happy face
    Member

    hmmmm… I can’t imagine boys chewing gum!!Girls have to adhere to the laws of Tznius!!! Woman must be eidal and refined, chewing gum openly in the street is not tzniusdig at all!! In the case of a boy, i would imagine them chewing on a piece of paper, or a toothpick rather then gum!

    #800901

    ill explain it

    read through the previous posts

    #800902

    apushatayid
    Participant

    Are they chewing gum, or their cud?

    I walk the same Ave J, Ave M, 13th Ave, 16th Ave like many posters here. How is it that I don’t notice these things and everyone else does?

    The punctuation in this title leads had me a little confused at first.

    “Teenage girls and older chewing gum on the street” . I was confused what someone might mean by older chewing gum on the street, especially as it related to teenaged girls.

    #800903

    Toi
    Participant

    i think any1 chewing gum on the street is boorish.as an aside my mother once tried to redd a shidduch- after giving glowing info on a special girl the mother had one question,”does she chew gum?”

    my mother, utterly astounded, answered,” I dont know if she chew gum. But i do.”

    #800904

    Boris Karshina
    Participant

    ia a girl walking down the steet eating a doughnut a tznius issue? its not nice and i think gemara says a person who does so is pasul for eidus but i dont think its a tznius issue

    #800905

    mewho
    Participant

    there are people out there who will look for things to pick on.

    why cant people be happy and busy with themselves instead of looking at what others do under a microscope.

    #800906

    mustangrider
    Member

    Mewho I honestly couldn’t agree with u more!!!

    #800907

    apushatayid
    Participant

    Given a choice, I’d rather share the sidewalk with a female who chewed gum than a male who smoked.

    #800908

    tomim tihye
    Member

    chewing gum

    makes you dumb

    #800910

    MichaelC
    Member

    I think its just nervousness, OFD girls go in the streets and want to meet boys, if and when the girls meet someone, they have a ‘stress ball’ in there mouth.

    #800911

    Toi
    Participant

    actually the gemara also says ha’ochel bashuk domeh lakelev. i would also like to point out that the fact that it grabs mens attentions is the litmus test. someone posted b4 that we shouldnt be looking – fakert! ( i dont mean we should be looking lol) if its grabbing attention we’re not trying to look- it’s in our faces- which is a general guideline for whats not tznius.

    #800912

    Health
    Participant

    I remember hearing from Rav Y. Galinsky either directly or s/o told me, he said chewing gum is not the thing to do because you look like a cow.

    #800914

    WIY
    Member

    Mods please delete haQer’s post.

    ok, fine. But I thought it was funny. 🙂

    #800915

    WIY
    Member

    Mod

    It would have started a war lol.

    #800918

    twisted
    Participant

    untzniusdik, not really, but not befitting beni melachim either. As is the quaint, discusting EY habit to walk in the street or sit at a bus stop eating garinin and spewing shells everywhere.

    #800919

    QuestionForYou
    Participant

    Generally speaking, unless there’s a medical necessity for chewing gum (e.g. dry mouth),

    anyone chewing gum loudly, in public, with his/her mouth open, and with a “crackling” noise and/or “popping bubbles,” looks extremely disgusting and like he/she is “chewing the cud like a cow” and shouldn’t do it.

    #800920

    mewho
    Participant

    many chew gum to aid in dieeting.

    for the record, i have been to the krm supermarket and seen women in shaitels (50 plus years old) chewing gum. it didnt make me think they were not tzniusdik.

    one actually crackeled the gum and that annoys my husband tremendoussly.

    we once went to a concert and a woman two rows behind us kept crackling her gum. i finally turned around and asked her not to crackle as we came to hear the concert by the musicians not the crackling of her chewing gum…she did stop!

    #800921

    ginger311
    Member

    chewing gum in the streets is fine. dont make it in to a big deal if its not. eating in the streets is a different story.

    #800922

    Health
    Participant

    ginger311 – Thanks for your opinion, but a Godol holds differently than you. I hope you don’t mind if he argues with you.

    #800923

    ginger311
    Member

    HEALTH never heard a godol say that. which godol?

    #800925

    amazingirl97
    Participant

    it’s not really okay to do it but if you wanna you shouldn’t chew really loudly so the whole neighborhood can hear you. you should chew softly and maybe take 1 piece of gum not the whole box. hope this helps!

    #800926

    apushatayid
    Participant

    Chewing on the box will almost certainly cause heads to turn.

    #800927

    Health
    Participant

    ginger311 – It’s in my post above. It’s a good idea to read the posts on the topic before you add your two cents.

    You seem to be at that teenage girl age, were you think you know everything.

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