While agree that women in this religion have made themselves door mats, I think it should be stated that they have it better than the brothers as not much is expected of sisters, as is the brothers. Really, when you think about it, the only thing sisters have to do is, show face. Nothing is expected of sisters, and I have to say that I envy them in that regards. They just have to show up at the meetings, put in some field service time even if they lie about their hours. I feel for sisters married to brothers with appointments in the organization as I'm sure that affects their intimacy. Still, to complain about pant suits vs skirts is kinda silly, and I realize that the pants rule is just a symptom of the larger problem, but the larger problem affects both men and women in this organization, and it disproportionately affects the men far worse than the sisters. Sisters may make themselves into door mats, but brothers on the other hand, are born and raised to become door mats.
Brothers are born and bred into serving the organization. Microphones, literature, sound, attendants, talks, meeting parts, school overseer, service committee, service overseer, COBOE, DO, CO, Branch Committee, elder meetings, ministerial servants, group overseers, taking the speaker out to eat, leading the group out in field service, shepherding calls, judicial committees, investigations, phone calls in the middle of the night dealing with extreme social and emotional problems, elder school which by the way I just recieved a letter for that's going to be a friggin week long and 8 hours a day with the exception of Friday which will be for 4 hours. I mean on and on, and on, and on, and on..........sisters need to count their blessings. NONE OF THAT is expected of you, and seriously, do any of you want to do any of that shit anyway? I doubt it, and if you say yes, I'll think you're being facetious.
As the other poster mentioned by the way, pant suits vs skirts is the goose/gander to brothers wearing full suits with ties vs no ties and sport coats or blazers.