When you think of Mormon women, you probably picture high necklines, minimal make-up, and knee-length skirts at the very least. Something a little like this:. Why has the modesty culture of the … church gotten so extreme and what can we do about it? Women around the world deal with objectification, body shame, and the burden of the male gaze. We must both attract and protect against male desire.
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By Olivia Fleming. With the goal of 'normalizing nudity,' a new photography project featuring naked Mormon women hopes to shed light on the religion's strict codes of modesty. With the aim of 'normalizing nudity,' a new photography project featuring naked Mormon women hopes to shed light on the religion's strict codes of modesty. Mrs Anderson, who hopes people will view the images 'with open minds and hearts,' says the idea of Mormon Women Bare began in after several news stories surrounding modesty in Mormon culture came to light. And one of the Church's magazines altered a Carl Bloch painting of angels by removing their wings and adding cap sleeves to their dresses.
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New pics from a new friend, who wants to stay anonymous for the time being. If you are a Mormon, oh wait, not supposed to say that anymore. If you are LDS, oh damn, not supposed to say that either. Okay, let me try again. If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and would like to share pictures of your wife in or out of her garments, just click here to submit them to my page.
This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches. A week later, Salon reprinted Anderson's RD interview [ as per an agreement with RD —Eds ]—shortly thereafter, the project officially went viral. In some ways the attention isn't surprising: viewing naked people is one of the primary uses of the internet , and the peculiar twist of LDS women being the subject of nude photography is so unexpected that it's hard not to be intrigued. But despite the scrutiny focused on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, individual Mormons aren't used to attracting widespread or sustained attention.