22 April 2008

FLDS is the NEW Fashion!

Wear a prairie skirt! Keep your hair long! Be modest! It's *so* in now.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24245576

The article tells us FLDS women look ugly on purpose so that their husbands aren't attracted to any one wife more than another. Oh, and so they don't get you awful outsiders a-lustin' after their bods. Why, we even have celebrity hairstylists talking about the fashionisticy of their hairdos! Their hairdo has something to say to you:

"It says 'I don't really care very much. I really don't have time to worry about the way that I look, because I have 20 children,'" Gibson said. "He's going from wife to wife to wife, so why should I look any better than the other ones?"

Oh, yeahrr. I *love* how these folks are portrayed as weirdos who all must dress exactly alike. They've obviously never been to their local middle school, where *every* teen girl must wear tight jeans and a tight shirt, preferably with some sort of sassy saying like, "Juicy and squeezable" or "I'm always right" or "you smell" on it. But see, FLDS women look like "throwbacks" from another time.

Hm.

These people also obviously haven't met many conservative Muslims, or United Pentecostals, or Hasidic Jews lately. They dress oddly, too. But see, they're not IN this year like the FLDS ladies:

"It's not outlandish to imagine the prairie look influencing today's styles, given that trends can come from unexpected places, and Sevigny is known as a style-setter. You can already find blouses with high necks and ruffles in stores, and puffed shoulders on short and long-sleeved shirts."

Can't wait to see one of these ladies on the cover of the fashion magazines this year! But *next* year, they'll be soooo out of fashion. Kind of like they were *last* year.

4 comments:

  1. Traditional dress tied to girls' mental well-being

    "The study, which followed Bangladeshi and white students in 28 London schools, found that Bangladeshi girls who dressed in traditional garb scored better on a measure of mental well-being than those who preferred a more "integrated" clothing style."

    But then culture is PC and religion isn't ~ I wonder how many of these children will thank us for separating them from their family and what they have always known and putting them in the hands of the foster care system? I wonder how many placements each child will have before they are reuntied with their family or until they age out?

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  2. Oh, interesting article, Julie! But see, you'd think your religion and culture would be inter-twined to a point, as well.

    In addition to the FLDS kids, I'd be concerned for kids who are conservative Christian and stolen from their parents. I'm sure they have a very hard time suddenly seeing Jerry Springer or gore on TV as well. I think because "our" kids don't get taken en masse there is no outcry.

    The whole system needs to be dismantled IMO. Let the police investigate using DUE PROCESS, and let the court issue warrants before anyone can go into a home uninvited.

    Even then, it sounds like the judge in this case is way overstepping constitutional bounds. They just rounded these kids up, no investigation. They don't even know who they ARE and are doing DNA tests.

    Totally wrong.

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  3. Apparently they have not met our church family either. We all dress conservatively although not as much as the FLDS church and we only wear dresses.

    I answered your question on my blog.

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  4. Thanks for writing this post. What is happening to these families is really bothering me. You touched on part of it. If there isn't enough conformity to societal 'demands', then it becomes a joke.
    The sad part is that children and little ones are being pulled around in a bureaucratic fashion that doesn't treat any of them as individuals.
    Due process is right and this is happening more and more often w/o a blink from too many.

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