Women are banding together to break unwritten LDS cultural dress codes on Sunday Dec 16th by wearing pants to church. The church’s PR team responded: “Yawn.” What do you think?
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I’m only wearing pants because the comments on the event page are horrific and I cannot in any form show a slight hint in supporting them. Where’s that option?
If it is cold where you are, I do not think that there will be any comments about wearing pants. Why wear a skirt outside in freezing weather? In our building, it is the summertime breeze in certain seats that discourage skirts. This is in a different climate control area than the podium where the brethren “have” to wear a suit.
As for the protest/counter protest, I am not on facebook and am trying to avoid the ridiculous exaggeration given by some to such a minor issue.
In this case a basic primary question cuts through the silliness. What would Jesus do? How about President Monson? Joseph Smith? I think that in all cases the answer is the same: all are welcome to join us for worship, and we are glad to see you here today.
None of the answers quite fit what I was thinking. I see nothing wrong with wearing pants. However, wearing pants as a protest statement is not the proper use of pants or Trousers for our UK folks. Pants is underwear there.
I didn’t choose “you can wear whatever you want, all are welcome” because I don’t believe it. You wont be kicked out, but there is a difference between being accepted and being overtly shunned. Every week a kid in my ward receives comments about his unmissionarylike apperiance as his hair is longer than is currently culturally acceptable hair. It’s gotten even worse since they lowered missionary age.
“Women should be treated equally and they are not today. Maybe this will help bring attention to this issue.”
and “With the church in the media spotlight, they will pay attention to unwritten cultural practices that limit women’s potential. Change will happen. I hope!” weren’t my answers to your solidarity question so I didn’t check them.
However, I’d like to think that they will happen after all the backlash online, but not holding my breath.
#3 Yup, I always wear my pants to church!
I did wear trousers today though, after much thought.
@ anonlds: what happens to that kid in your Ward happens all the time where I live. Do I have stories. I already mentioned one. That behavior/ way of thinking needs to be stopped and I never hear it addressed by leaders in SLC.
I don’t have a problem wearing a dress because personally I feel better about wearing one to Church and the Temple. My problem in the Church is all the culture nonsense relating to some men thinking women can’t say prayers in Sacrament meeting, RS and Primary and YW Presidents not having a legitimate voice in Ward Council, YW accomplishments not being recognized compared to Scouting accomplishments, women not speaking in Sacrament and if speaking not allowed to sit on the stand, calling only women to teach Primary classes, and yes this happens. I probably left other stuff out.
There is a bunch of other cultural stuff that needs to be addressed also, but maybe another day.
I think a Baptist Pastor of caught wind of it (the pants for women in Church issue) because he wrote an article about Church dress and everyday dress in an article in the local paper where I live! He even mentioned men must have short hair and women must have long hair and used Bible verses to back it up everything up.
This isn’t about casual vs. formal either. Women already push the boundaries of casual with denim skirts. And truly for some people jeans (or denim skirts) are their best dress. I have really not seen people be ostracized for what they are wearing, but based on the internet comments, clearly there are plenty of harsh judgments out there – I was shocked to see who some of them are from a personal standpoint.
A friend was asked “Would you wear a dress if Pres. Monson asked you to?” This seems like a dumb question to me. Would we not judge people by their appearance and apparel if Jesus asked us to? Because he did.
#6 Women MUST have long hair? Most women of a certain age cut all their hair. What would he say to them?
Another example of finding offense where none exists.
this will seperate those who are women and can ware pants from the he shes that have penises and tits their dicks are mostly the large stay hard and will not fit in pants. GOOD IDEA
John the Baptist wore rags and ate locusts, yet was commissioned to baptize Jesus thus enabling the Christ to carry out His divine tasks… is our manner of dress really that important to the Lord?