By Jambavan Das
As of late, there has been plenty of discussion within conservative and traditionalist religious circles in regards to the chastity of women. The logic behind this is quite simple—women should be protected. Of course, it is not hard to see why women should be given careful attention. Like anything you treasure, women should be cared for in such a way that they cannot be exploited and taken advantage of by unscrupulous people. Thus, the preponderance which religionists have engaged in for the benefit of virtuous women—who are in themselves an asset more valuable than all the gold that lies under the surface of Mother Earth—is quite reasonable.