On Mormons, Modesty, & Missing the Point of the #MeToo Movement

Red Letter Christians | 1/10/2018 | Jana Riess
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During the Golden Globes on Sunday, history was made.

Women draped themselves in black to protest the culture of sexual harassment that has long defined Hollywood. Women and men spoke out to negate the culture of silence that has allowed sexual harassment to continue unchallenged.

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And women also kicked **** in winning awards for their writing, acting, and lifetime achievements.

And this morning, LDS Living magazine responded by posting a roundup of which gowns at the Golden Globes could be safely considered Mormon-approved. Here is the text from the story:

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This year’s Golden Globes saw an unprecedented number of celebrities sporting modest dresses. While we understand modesty encompasses so much more than merely what you wear, we wanted to compile a list of some of the stunning, modest dresses from the red carpet to provide inspiration and demonstrate that style does not have to jeopardize modesty to be fashionable.

OK, let’s just parse that opening sentence. “This year’s Golden Globes saw an unprecedented number of celebrities sporting modest dresses.”

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You think? Did it occur to anyone working on this story that there was a reason for that?

Celebrities were “sporting modest dresses” as a form of protest. The fact that they were almost all wearing black — which is not even mentioned in the LDS Living roundup — could be regarded as a clue. Because they’re sick of women’s bodies being objectified, judged, and treated as property. Because #MeToo is true of too many women.

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So Mormons respond by dishing out more of the same, objectifying and...
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