Sunday, February 03, 2008

From My Stupid Christian Files: Doubleheader Edition

Who knew that Pan and pants (on women) were such clear and present dangers to all that is good and right in the world?

(More on the evils of pants here and here .)


Sheryl said...

The interesting thing about all those articles against women wearing pants is that they are all written by men.

LoieJ said...

You find the most interesting stuff, but that stuff is such a drag and so, so nasty.

Interesting, isn't it, that "back in the day" the men wore robes, apparently, if we can believe Hollywood.

When we were in Uganda, we noticed that the women all wore skirts or dresses, although they were often leaders in the churches, so there wasn't a prohibition against women speaking in churches. But I think that there are a couple of practical reasons. One, I found out personally, it is much easier to use the latrine for a woman wearing a skirt. Two, the young girls and the poorer women's "hair-dos" consist of shaved heads, pretty universally. Boys, ditto. Sometimes the only way to tell boys and girls apart is from their clothing.

I wore pants when working outside there, but later I found the wrap skirt I bought to be more practical for me. That was a surprise because here I wear pants 99% of the time.

LutheranChik said...

Semi-Daughter-in-Law just got back from a trip to India -- one of her friends got married there -- and gave us the low-down, pardon the pun, on the bathroom facilities there...ack!

Sheryl -- yes. And the fundie obsession with crotches -- what is THAT about? Good grief.

Although I'll give them this point: Some pants are an abomination...on people who, as Semi-Son-in-Law might cattily observe, have not been genetically selected to wear stretch denim, ever..."I'm just sayin'."

LoieJ said...

I've used pit latrines on three continents. Apparently we're the only one to think of using a board with a hole to sit on.

Maybe if it weren't so dang cold here in the middle of North America, I'd wear skirts more often. But, also, I wear walking shoes with orthodics which don't make me look all that graceful with a skirt.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your Semi-son-in-law. Also, the authors of tose article have clearly never seen the jeans I wear. Anything less form- fitting is hard to imagine. Am I the only person in the woirld who wears a skirt to look sexy, and jeans to feel comfortable?

Anonymous said...

Haven't had such a good laugh in ages. The best site was the one where the "pants" article was written by a man, but the home page was apparently authored by a dim collaborateuse saying she couldn't update it often as hubby didn't have time to show her how.

Sheryl said...

Yeah, agree on the unfortunate pant choices some women make. And skirts can be more practical. Before I started working at a company where I can wear shorts in the summer, I wore skirts all the time because pants and jeans were just miserable in the 90 degree heat we have from April through October.

Ruth said...

I think I just threw up a little.

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling those links are NSFW, so instead I'm going to do a little dance in my evil, evil pants!


(That's me dancing, by the way)

Crimson Rambler said...

It's interesting to reflect on the Narnia thing, though. Tolkien--apparently--was appalled that Lewis had included a faun in the Narnian menagerie...because of its implications. Not to say that Tolkien would have lined up with the writer of the diatribe you've linked to.
There were some funny eccentricities in Lewis's imagination, especially with regard to sexuality.

Sally said...

...arrghh....there, now I feel better ;-) thanks for the links!