(RNS) — Hollywood draped itself in black last night, wearing somber dresses that were selected to make a point — a point that LDS Living magazine missed entirely.
Mormons too often judge each other's righteousness just by glancing at clothing choices, hairstyles, and piercings -- and guest blogger Mette Harrison has had enough of this superficial judgmentalism.
Guest blogger Mette Harrison says Mormons spend too much time talking about appropriate dress, particularly for young women. All this attention to clothing makes church feel more like an exclusive country club than a faith dedicated to Christ's example.
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I see positive signs that we may have turned a corner in the Mormon modesty wars. Pass the root beer, people, and let's celebrate.
Has the Mormon definition of "modesty" become so impoverished that we buy into every consumer message of the surrounding culture with the single exception of the one about showing shoulders and cleavage?
With regard to the BYU-Idaho dress code, it might be good for Mormons to remember that Jesus’ only words about clothes in the entire New Testament were an admonition for us to stop worrying so much about them.
Mormons act out discomfort with women’s power by covering their shoulders, the part of the body that most represents responsibility, capability, and authority.
Mette Harrison asks, "Could it be that our insistence on talking about male desire and female purity is leading to problems for married couples who do not know how to negotiate an equal sexual interaction?"
LDS Living says that Mormon boys and girls should have equal standards for modesty, technology, and the recognition of their accomplishments.
My young Mormon brethren, let me speak plainly: it is your responsibility to ensure that what you wear does not cause your sisters to stumble.