This is a really interesting blog post, on  By Common Consent, written by a woman sharing an experience from when she was living outside of the United States.

A couple years ago, my son was heading to Youth Conference at a resort in Malaysia. The stake guidelines said that tee shirts had to be worn over swimsuits and suits could not be form fitting (they had to be at least “boy short” length). My son was pretty unhappy to hear this because we were buying most of our clothes in our infrequent trips to the US, and he knew that wearing a tee shirt to swim would likely ruin it from the pool chemicals. He carefully selected his least favorite shirt, fully expecting it to be ruined. When he got to the resort, he found that the stake had only intended that the rule be applied to the girls. However, when the Mormon kids showed up in their tee shirt-covered swimwear, the resort would not allow non-swimwear in the pool. In a Muslim country, birthplace of the Obedient Wives Club, we Mormons had out-Muslim’d them. The tee shirts were removed, and no teen orgy ensued, just good Mormon kids having fun in the sun dressed appropriately for the occasion.

Read it all at Drowning in Modesty Guidelines at Girls Camp…

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