Skirts Are So Opressive…Said No One Ever

op·pres·sive

/əˈpresiv/
Adjective
  1. Unjustly inflicting hardship and constraint, esp. on a minority or other subordinate group.

dressesI was in a deep sleep this morning when I received a text at such as ghastly hour, 9:00 am. After chastising my sister Emily for contacting me so early, I got to her question… “Are you wearing pants to church!” I had no idea what she was talking about. She directed me to a blog, and I was astounded as to the uproar against skirts at church. After reading all of the comments I came down stairs to enjoy a bowl of Cheerios, with my lactose free milk of course, to find an article in the Idaho Statesmen about the skirts. According to the definition of oppressive it would imply that   skirts are a hardship or a constraint to wear at church. The actual nature of skirts allows you to be free. What pair of pants allows one to have fresh breeze tickling those inner thighs covered in stretch marks (no comment on size)…? None! I mean if you are so concerned that your legs are “naked” I can recommend some great places to buy some tights…So many options there, patterned, solid, colored, knee length, or tummy tuck, the sky is the limit here. So maybe what we need to look to this Sunday is WEAR TIGHTS TO CHURCH…. Not only do they allow the area down under to breath, but usually if you wear them right, you look hot, much hotter than you would in pants… If anything we should be pushing to look good.

 

I understand that there is a underlying message some women want to be sent. I am a feminist, I believe in equality, and I think we have strides to make. However when it comes to things of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, there is not much we can change or that I would. I mean honestly, if you have a strong belief then you would understand that it is part of the plan, that was decided before we even came to earth. If you don’t understand the power and responsibility of the priesthood, of course you will never feel equal. We have each been given divine roles and we have been sent here to fulfill them…Whether you want to fulfill your role in pants or a skirt its up to you, it comes down to the real question do you have a testimony of the Priesthood…?

 

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5 thoughts on “Skirts Are So Opressive…Said No One Ever

  1. vatc33 says:

    Marri-
    I was just taking a more satirical view on the subject, I am sorry if it offended you. I totally agree that there is a cultural problem that needs to be addressed, but I feel it shouldn’t be conducted in our places of worship… We should be focused on the Savior.

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  2. David EldrEdge says:

    Wow, lots of good comments!!! A ward or branch is sometimes a perfect platform for our being tested on our true level charity and what is really in our hearts. We have a new convert in our ward who regularly wears pants. She is a business women and I think she cannot see any need or value to conform. I don’t think she needs to. If she feels comfortable with pants, she should wear them, why not?

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  3. vatc33 says:

    David-
    I agree, I think that the smaller wards and branches really are a perfect place to be to show charity. When I was in NY most of the people would show up in booty shorts and tank tops, they didn’t know any better and in some cases they didn’t own anything nicer. I was always glad when they came to church no matter what they looked like. In your friends case, I see no reason for her to change or to judge her. Thanks for the comment!

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