Wearing Purple Pants To Church Mormon Feminist Activism In A Global Religion

Campaigns like ‘Wear Pants to Church’ has raised the profile of Mormon feminist movements, but is it, as Claudia Bushman contends, ‘too American to sway an international church’? This presentation will discuss how a global Mormon feminist movement is being stymied by an interdependency and cultural exclusivity between Mormon feminism and American exceptionalism. As a result, British Mormon women who wish to challenge unequal practices and doctrine are being reduced to a footnote within Mormon feminism.

Alison Halford