"Rav Moshe Chaim Luzzato [RaMCHaL] in his classic mussar guide, Mesilat Yesharim [chapter 20] defines what authentic Chassidic practice is: He posits that every Chassidic action must be weighed in light of its ultimate outcome. If what is done looks valid but ultimately has negative results, given the time and location, then the authentic chassid must refrain from such an action. If, on the other hand, what seems for the chassid to be a negative action but results in some advantageous outcome, then such Chassidic practice is laudable. Every act, he concludes, ultimately must be judged by its perceived outcome.
The rather recent manifestation in chassidic publications, which by now has similarly spread to non-chassidic publications also, of not printing appropriate pictures of women, has created in our times and society a highly odious reaction especially among fine, frum women. These women are entirely correct in their feeling deeply embarrassed. In fact, we have here an utter disregard of kevod ha-beriyot, a debasement of human respect and dignity.
Accordingly, it is entirely proper that this in now being vigorously protested – long overdue - and which ultimately must be stopped. Surely, this is not an appropriate way to impact on the authentic practice of tzni’ut."