27: Pants Postmortem

Matt, Lindsay, Brandt, and Ashley rehash the “Wear Pants to Church” event and explore what that means to the future of Mormon Feminism.

Mormon Women Are ‘Admired’ But Still Not Equal to Men
The dignity of your womanhood…
Ask a Feminist (the list Lindsay referenced regarding why many women feel unequal)



  1. John

    Love the podcast. Curacao is in the caribbean and the last ‘c’ should sound like an ‘s’

    Reply Jan 02, 2013 @ 12:40:59
    • Matthew Crowley

      Ah! Good to know. Thanks!

      Reply Jan 02, 2013 @ 16:01:50
  2. Megan

    Really excellent podcast! I loved the passion from all sides, and it was terrific to have the discussion being held by believers, I think that gave it added weight and, at least to me, emotional impact.

    Ashley was a fantastic addition to the panel! It was great to have an active, believing woman voice, particularly one who is in the trenches with the young women who are most vulnerable to the problems with institutional misogyny. Hope we hear from her again if she’s willing!

    Reply Jan 02, 2013 @ 12:41:40
  3. james

    Great podcast. Best episode I’ve listened too. I would put my money on this episode being the most listened to of 2012 and maybe 2013.

    Reply Jan 02, 2013 @ 14:58:16
  4. Angiem

    Amazing! I may be a bit of a stalker fan but I love you guys. Great episode!

    Reply Jan 02, 2013 @ 21:11:28
  5. jeff

    Lindsey needs to work on her humor. Curacao is a former Dutch possession in the Carib. I am quite surprised.

    Encourage people to be more lively or humorous.

    Keep trying Matthew as these discussions are helpful.

    Reply Jan 02, 2013 @ 21:45:05
  6. ambuh

    I loved the part when I believe lindsay says that when mormons hear the term mormon feminists, they assume that they either want to be men, or they want to have the priesthood… and that is just not true. Yes yes yes. A million times, yes. Can we make a meme about this? Shout it from the rooftops? Shove it in as many faces as possible?

    Reply Jan 02, 2013 @ 22:43:44
  7. Crystal

    Loved this so much. I wish I could get the angry TBMs in my life to listen, but they won’t. They don’t “need” to, and they “know” that they are right… Sigh.

    Reply Jan 03, 2013 @ 07:23:47
  8. Kyle Elser

    Great podcast!
    Welcome Ashley!

    Reply Jan 03, 2013 @ 13:35:43
  9. Caligurl2012

    Brandt and Ashley, if we had more people in our Ward like you, I would feel good about taking my kids (YM/YW/Primary) back to Church. I miss worshipping and the social aspect but the culture and closed minded leaders stop us from attending. You could probably get Bishop A* on board, but I bet Stake Prez C* is a different story – strictly by the book kind of guy! Thanks for the great podcasts from you all – I really enjoy them!!! Keep up the good work!

    Reply Jan 07, 2013 @ 14:16:00
  10. Pablo

    Great as always! Other changes that were brought on from a grass root movement were the garments. Women’s legs just looked weird on their legs when they wore leggings. They also complained about the garment when they had to roll up their sleeves when cleaning.

    Reply Jan 11, 2013 @ 12:49:00
  11. Trevon

    How about in January we have “Wear your pajamas to church” Lot of churches do this down South. Helps get a better turnout during the cold months of the year. Probably don’t want people wearing lingerie to church or boxers. So pajama pants would be preferred. This way for our sisters that like to protest you can wear pants two months in a role.

    Another thing I have seen other churches do along these lines is where a hat to church . So I propose in February we have wear a hat to church. But you can’t comb your hair you just have to wear a hat. I think I am going to wear a red bandana, not because of gang affiliation, but because I often have bad hair days, more often then not. and that would make me look more rugged, like a motorcycle guy.

    Last thing in March lets have a wear jeans t shires, shorts, “come as you are Sunday” . Kind of like a contemporary meeting that other churches do. I know the Lord loves us regardless of what we wear. So I am pretty sure he would understand. This would also be a good Sunday to have someone do a special number with drums and an electric guitar.
    So this is the plan everyone mark it on our calendars

    December is where pants Sunday

    January were going to have pajamas to church Sunday (no lingerie or boxers, or aaronics)

    February is going to be wear a hat to church or a bandana but remember you can’t comb your hair

    March were going to have a contemporary Sunday where we can wear jeans, t-shirts, or shorts. ( we should probably say no daisy dukes,

    This is going to be fun! 8 )

    Reply Nov 24, 2013 @ 22:57:00

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