Friday, December 14, 2012

The Sisterhood of the Pants


I'm gonna post on the viral topic of pants. Pants you ask? Well if you're not Mormon you probably have no idea what I'm talking about. I actually don't either. Here is a link. And another.


A friend texted me and asked if I was wearing pants to church on sunday. My response? Should I? She then told me about this whole feminist movement happening on December 16th. Since this blog is titled "Her Five Cents". I'm gonna give it to you.

It's lame ladies. And gents. Well okay. That's the sum of my opinion. However, I completely understand and would like to validate any who feel the opposite of me. I do not, however, need to wear pants as an outward expression of my inner feminist.

I'd like to quote my husband after I told him about a comment on a blog I read about how a $300 pantsuit is much nicer than an jean skirt and flip flops and an ugly shirt. He said he totally agrees but that, "trying to affect change in the church is like trying to change the laws of the universe. It's like saying 'I don't like gravity.'... If He needs change in the church, he does it through his prophet."

The women who will be wearing pants to church on Sunday as a statement are going to be the women who aren't comfortable enough with themselves. Don't get me wrong, I've fought this battle a million times in some form or another (priesthood, men, men, men). But this is one I'm not gonna fight. I'm kind of over it. There are several things I'd like to bring it up to God someday and I will get the chance I'm sure.

In the Handbook of Church guidelines or whatever, it doesn't say what a woman should or shouldn't wear. In fact, there's a woman who comes to our congreation on a regular basis in pants. And guess what? No one cares. Not even a little.

What matters is what's in  the heart of the person wearing the stuff. God knows us so well and I'm gonna go ahead and tell you a little secret, He doesn't care what we/you/I wear. I know. Can you believe it? He just cares that we go.

But if you're gonna wear pants, make sure they're not white. It's after Labor Day.

Also, I wanna hear what you have to say! Tell me. 

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