#doublestandard

Mar 15, 14 #doublestandard

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  BYU recently held it’s Pro Day where NFL scouts come to watch players. It looks like things started out well, but eventually all hell broke loose and we had football players in underwear. I mean sports attire. I’m not sure what they were thinking posting those pictures. They know that women and kids would see...

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The Modesty Conundrum

I feel like sometimes we are painting ourselves into a corner with all this modesty stuff. We’re at a point where women’s underwear and bathing suit ads are considered pornography by some (because that is apparently where many men’s problems with pornography start? Nevermind that it could actually start because a...

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An Open Letter to Mormon Women: A Modesty Proposal

Dec 23, 13 An Open Letter to Mormon Women:  A Modesty Proposal

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An Open Letter to Mormon Women: A Modesty Proposal Dear Mormon Women, you are the greatest. Thank you so much for all you do in the Church. Some of my best friends in the world are women. But I wanted to draw attention to something. My comments might not be politically correct, but they address an issue that really matters:...

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Young Women – Please Help My Sons Stay Clean & Pure

Oct 23, 13 Young Women – Please Help My Sons Stay Clean & Pure

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I want to take a moment on behalf of all men to personally thank the virtuous women who dress modestly so that we can keep our thoughts pure and clean. I am so grateful for the virtuous women throughout my life that dressed modestly so I wouldn’t have bad thoughts. Those righteous girls I dated in high school and college...

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How to Swim in a Burqa

Oct 07, 13 How to Swim in a Burqa

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How to Swim in a Burqa 1. Update your will. 2. Don said burqa. 3. Proceed to the deep end of the pool. 4. Say farewell to family and friends. 5. Dive in! 6. Enjoy your last, surreal moments as you helplessly sink straight to the bottom – the billowing black cloth transformed into your funeral shroud. This was the image that...

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Art, Nudity, and Modesty

Sep 09, 13 Art, Nudity, and Modesty

Posted by in Featured, Modesty, Sexuality

One of my former wards met in an old prayer house in downtown Provo – it was incredibly unique. I have very fond memories of both the building and the people. The foyer was located in the center of the building and the hallways shot out from it. In that small foyer in the middle of the building other people’s...

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Wrong Message – A Response to: FYI (if you’re a teenage girl)

Sep 04, 13 Wrong Message – A Response to: FYI (if you’re a teenage girl)

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This is a reply to an article that was published on Givenbreath.com No. Just no. First, when we tell boys that their thoughts and actions cannot be controlled unless girls behave or dress a particular way, we teach boys that they do not need to be responsible for their thoughts and actions. We teach them it’s okay to make...

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Modesty: For Better or Worse

Aug 26, 13 Modesty: For Better or Worse

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At the start of the Summer, my FB feed lit up with links to different videos and articles regarding modesty. Being a mom of two little ones, a boy and a girl, I was very curious to learn more about the direction our collective discussions on modesty were heading, so I read with great interest. There were a few messages I felt were...

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Where Does My Story Really End?

This is the second post in a two-part series about narrative structures in the Church as they relate to women.  You can read the first post here. “The 3 Lessons” When I was serving my mission, I had a very feminist trainer. I’m pretty feminist too, but I think she had to be extra-feminist because she grew up in Utah...

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If We are What We Wear, Then Elders are Still Boring

Not long ago, I found myself sitting on the stand in the sacrament meeting of a ward approximately an hour away from its stake center in the rural south. I was there to speak as a member of the stake high council. The first thing I noticed, to my right, was four men sitting in the front row, waiting to pass the sacrament. One of...

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