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Mormon Women Bare

2013-11-28 23:56:36.797511+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

In reading those articles about Charlotte Laws going after Hunter Moore that I linked to I was reminded of how much the problem wasn't Hunter Moore and his revenge porn, but the fact that under the thin veneer of civilization, most people agree with that sort of hatred.

Mormon Women Bare is an attempt to address that misogyny head on. As about the project notes:

A young girl is shamed by her friends for not dressing “modestly” enough. A BYU student is chastised via note from a male student for wearing leggings. A BYU-Idaho student is not allowed to take a test because her jeans are “form fitting”. After hearing these stories and others in 2012, I threw up my hands in exasperation. What on earth is going on in this culture? I don’t remember it being like this when I was a child and teen growing up in the church. Why has the modesty culture of the LDS church gotten so extreme and what can we do about it?

Via Carina Kolodny ‏@carinakolodny:

This is jaw-droppingly beautiful, breathtaking, bold, brash, gutsy just go see. click. now. NOW. http://mormonwomenbare.com

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-30 12:49:18.429895+00 by: meuon

Awesome site and articles. Forget nudity, these women bared their inner selves. This sickness infects many religions. When people with issues gain influence, bad things happen. Add the tendency for monocultures to intensify their cultural norms, and it gets spread across the group. I've gotten to know some mainstream-ish Mormons well. Nice people, I like them. They often fight a love for their beliefs and society and the extreme aspects of parts of their culture/religion. I've seen it in almost every religion although I've not met a Buddhist social extremist yet... they exist.

And I remember hosting domains and websites for a Mormonism recovery group...