February 22, 2004





How would you define indecent?


Laura, 39
Lowell, MA USA

Anthing that makes me uncomfortable in front of my children.

KarenNJ, 45
Milltown, NJ USA

Indecency is a public display of those behaviors or portions of the body that have generally been considered private.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

child molestation

Melodi, 19
Gahanna, OH USA

A lack of respect for the norms of society in a public setting.


I am not qualified to answer this question...after all, for every 100 people, you are liable to get 100 different answers...all I can say is I am glad it is not my job to define it...

Frodo, 32
The Shire

This is a variable. Betweens opinions and cultures there's no definitive answer.

Alias Irrelevante

It would depend on the context really I think. In terms of clothes, what would be indecent to wear to work still includes a lot of things that would be perfectly respectable to wear to a club on a saturday night (depending on where you work I suppose!)

Alice, 23
Wincehster UK

indecent: not fit for the polite or societally acceptable.

Karen, 23
Ames, IA USA

"Indecency", like other concepts that depend on community values, is difficult to define. My personal yardstick for an indecent thought or gesture would be "an affront to taste that cannot be ignored". An indecent action would have to be judged by the criminal code.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

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