Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Was Ann Romney Risqué?

Ann and Mitt in their younger days

I ran across a post on another blog recently that seemed to fit in nicely with my recent rant on Latter-day Pharisees. You can read the original post by Mark Brown here , on Feminist Mormon Housewives. In reference to the picture above, this is what Mark had to say:


Look closely at the accompanying picture of Mitt and Ann Romney in their younger years. Then realize that a young woman wearing that dress in 2012 would be thought of as slutty and unfit for decent (Mormon) church society. She would be turned away from youth conference, youth dances, EFY, Mutual activities, and classes at BYU. This is beyond peculiar; it is fanatical extremism, and boneheaded stupidity.


Yes folks, I am in hearty agreement with Mr. Brown on this issue. To take it a step further, I read another story by a mother of a 4 year-old girl who was lectured by a lady in her Ward for letting her daughter wear a sleeveless sun-dress to Primary! This girl is little more than a toddler, folks! And to put the icing on the cake, there was a recent article in the Friend that talked about and reinforced the exact same twisted idea.

Thanks for the great article, Mark. I like that phrase "boneheaded stupidity" -  B.S. for short! :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the past 40 years there are a number of ways in which the lds church has become more conservative so I'm not sure this assessment is completely accurate. I remember clearly that in the 70's and early 80's girls wore dresses with straps instead of shoulders or sleeeves to church, it was not until the early 80's that it was said a young woman should only wear clothing that would work with the garments she would be expected to wear after her temple marriage.