Fascinating Manhood Fireside

by Jana

Fascinating Manhood

Young Men’s Fireside next Sunday at the Stake Center

Speaker: Brother Clinton Kelly

For more info and directions

Learn what messages your clothes are sending to women, how to make the most of your wardrobe, and how to groom yourself for ETERNAL SUCCESS!


Jana is university administrator and History professor. Her soloblog is http://janaremy.com/pilgrimsteps/

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26 Responses

  1. Natalie K. says:

    BRILLIANT! 🙂 I hope this helps get the message across to some people.

  2. Kaimi says:

    Hey, I didn’t give permission for you to use my photo.


  3. mmiles says:


  4. Ziff says:

    Are you saying Young Men aren’t being taught this? Shocking! 🙂

  5. ZD Eve says:

    Kaimi, hate to break it to you, but you’re in the public domain.

  6. mmiles says:

    Apparently my little comment is in the spam filter.

  7. Jana says:

    mmiles: There aren’t any comments pending on this post. Perhaps you’d be willing to resubmit?

  8. Kelly Ann says:

    Thanks Jana. That FMH article was quite interesting.

    Wouldn’t it be great though if Clinton Kelly of TLC’s What Not to Wear was a Mormon …

  9. Amelia says:

    have to say that i would *love* to see the book _fascinating manhood_. that would be one interesting read.

  10. Ray says:

    I’m speechless. This is absurd!

  11. naturegirl says:

    Sometimes flipping the situation on its head is the only way to see just how absurd it was to start with. So many things taught in YW seem ridiculous when applied to YM. If only every lesson were viewed through this lens before being taught.

    I also want to see the book Fascinating Manhood.

  12. Marjorie Conder says:

    Actually the author of Fascinating Womanhood also wrote a book titled something like, Man of Steel and Velvet. It never caught on. I wonder why? (smile)

  13. Guys get “Dress for Success” all the time, FYI.

  14. Not to mention, if you offered this particular class and really came through on the Learn what messages your clothes are sending to women and how to attract them, you would fill the building each and every time 😉

  15. jeans says:

    I second Kelly Ann… Brother Clinton Kelly is just a delicious thought

  16. Melanie says:

    Those guys better watch out or they’ll become walking pornography!
    (this is so genius, jana!)

  17. MJK says:

    Kelly Ann and jeans; oh yes, the controversy of a gorgeous and openly gay man teaching a fireside…
    But that’s another post probably.

  18. Jana says:

    MJK (and others):
    One subtle message that I was portraying with this flyer (though I’m not sure if it came through…) is that most depictions of men & fashion have homoerotic overtones. Putting Clinton Kelly’s name on the flyer as the speaker was meant to reinforce that a bit. I contemplated putting a woman as a fashion consultant, but I couldn’t think of any fireside for men where a woman would be the keynote speaker (I hope I’m just lacking imagination, but I can’t think of one in my own experience), so that seemed way too farfetched… 🙂

  19. Zenaida says:


  20. Kelly Ann says:

    MJK, on a semi-related note, I have known a few active gay Mormon men. One of the saddest things is that while they are open, they aren’t really open about it except with their friends. I wish that would change.

  21. MJK says:

    Kelly Ann- that’s interesting. I originally was going to make a comment regarding gay members of the church who get married in the temple and then have to deal with same sex attraction as a marriage issue as well. And some kind of smart remark about how if Clinton Kelly were going to be encouraged to do that it would make some sister’s really happy that he’s on the market. Or something like that. I couldn’t think of a way to say it really cleverly.

  22. PaulM says:

    As I was sitting in sacrament meeting last week and observing the young men passing the sacrament I was struck by how bad they all looked. I live in a rather affluent ward so lack of funds could not be the explanation. So I tried to pick out the fathers and mothers of the boys and– BINGO– I had my explanation. Few of the parents dressed well themselves so the boys were obviously not being taught appropriate dress standards at home. I thought at the time that a program on how to dress would be quite valuable on many levels. Dressing well demonstrates refinement and discipline and will help attract refined and disciplined members of the opposite sex.

  23. Amelia says:

    i really don’t understand the emphasis on dress. who cares how someone dresses? do we not really adhere to the idea that god looks not on the external but the heart? should we not do likewise?

    i say to each her own. dress how you’d like. if that means dressing to the nines, great. if it means casual and comfy, great. as for dressing to attract the opposite sex–i suppose however you dress will attract someone with similar ideas about dress. and hopefully when it comes to attracting someone, what will really matter is a person’s character more than their clothes.

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