April Young-Bennett

April Young Bennett is the author of the Ask a Suffragist book series and host of the Religious Feminism Podcast. Learn more about April at aprilyoungb.com.

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  1. lws329 says:

    It’s important to understand history to understand today. I think it’s time to make women’s garments sleeveless. Seems reasonable, just as there was a time for shorter legged garments.

    • It is really hard to understand why the garments continue to have sleeves, especially given that none of the sacred markings are in that area of the garment,

      • lws329 says:

        Seems like a simple thing that could be changed easily that would make it alot easier for many women to wear the garments. I suspect even more traditional women would welcome it.

  2. Beth Somerton Young says:

    Interesting article. Interesting, too, that a priestholding apologist mansplains that “his wife loves wearing the garment and what it represents.” It comes across as a passive/agressive admonition that righteous women will be like his wife. I’m not like his wife.

  3. Debby says:

    It is an honor and a privilege to wear garments, and if I were asked to start wearing garments with full sleeves to the wrist, and went down to my ankles I would happily wear them. They provide protection that nothing else does.

    • lws329 says:

      Garments are symbolic of our personal commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ, in the same way the skull cap hair covering is symbolic of Jewish peoples commitment to their religion. Symbols of any kind can be changed and they still represent the same thing. The protection garments provide is provided by our commitment to follow Jesus Christ, not by the specific symbol.

      I also feel it is an honor and privilege to wear garments. Just as the symbolic ceremony in the temple can be changed to represent the same thing, so can garments.

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