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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:26 PM

Mormon Women Declare “Wear Pants to Church Day” December 16


December 13, 2012 1:17am Mormon Women Declare “Wear Pants to Church Day” December 16 Post by JOANNA BROOKS

A new Mormon feminist organization called “All Enlisted” has declared Sunday, December 16 “Wear Pants to Church Day”—an event conceived as an expression of Mormon feminist visibility and solidarity and a gentle challenge to traditional gender inequalities in Mormonism.

I spoke to event organizers Sandra Durkin Ford and Stephanie Lauritzen. Both are self-described faithful, “active”(observant) LDS women, and both are Mormon feminists.

RD: Tell me about All Enlisted. The name comes from an LDS hymn, right? “We are all enlisted ’til the conflict is o’er...”

SL: I started “All Enlisted” because I have sensed growing frustration in the Mormon feminist community that we talk a lot, on blogs, on Facebook, but we never take direct action. I thought, “Maybe there is a way to take all that we’ve talked about—more equitable roles in Church—and to make them happen through some peaceful resistance to cultural norms.”

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Cleita Dec 2012 #1

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:31 PM

1. Wanna really get their attention?

Wear shorts.

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