The spirit of Ama said that women should not wear pants. He asked if women are men now. Pants are worn by men, and skirts or dresses are worn by women. Do you call your wife as "Commander" or "Boss" or something similar?
In the UK, pants refer to the things we wear underneath our skirts or trousers.
BTW, I think your ama sounds he spouts more Sharia-like doctrine than Christian.
Chances are that if he was ever matched up against a real woman, he would end up getting his comeuppance pretty sharpish.