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by hawkgrrrl
14 Jun 2019, 17:15
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 15
Views: 250

Re: I need to come clean

Sometimes it feels like people are trying to make a return at a store they know doesn't take returns for pants they have worn for years that are ill-fitting or unflattering. I'm just not sure what the store clerk can reasonably be expected to do in this situation.
by hawkgrrrl
14 Jun 2019, 09:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church

I ran across a really great interview with Rachel Cope, a BYU professor of religion, who talks about her experiences with students who come to her with concerns. Here are a few pulled quotes: "I had more male students come into my office concerned about gendered temple language and women’s absence f...
by hawkgrrrl
30 May 2019, 11:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 1121

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

nibbler wrote:
30 May 2019, 07:12
I know the thread went in an entirely different direction, but every time I see the topic title I can't help but think:

How much can the church remain the same yet still remain credible?
+1000
by hawkgrrrl
24 May 2019, 12:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church

We say that motherhood is a most important job in the world and that we as men would not be able to do it justice and we use that to justify limiting the choices of women. I definitely agree that this happens, and as a woman who doesn't have whatever these qualities are that supposedly come so natu...
by hawkgrrrl
24 May 2019, 11:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Edge of Inside
Replies: 5
Views: 203

The Edge of Inside

There was a great NYT OpEd by David Brooks describing the power to create change lies with those who are inside, but near the edge. That sounded familiar to me in thinking of this group. From the OP: A person at the edge of inside can see what’s good about the group and what’s good about rival group...
by hawkgrrrl
23 May 2019, 17:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 1121

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

Change definitely undermines a belief in infallibility which is why so many orthodox members rely on the weak sauce argument that a discarded policy was somehow "right for its time," even when that time frame was incredibly narrow. But we don't have to believe in infallibility to find something cred...
by hawkgrrrl
23 May 2019, 17:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church

It did strike a chord with me as well. I once used the term "delicate sexism" to describe what I had observed. I noticed that there were still a LOT of sexist assumptions about men & women in the church, and yet, at the same time, Mormon men are more emotional, sweet, and kind (on average), and IMO ...
by hawkgrrrl
22 May 2019, 20:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of the Temple Recommend Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 135

History of the Temple Recommend Questions

I did a summary of the changes to the temple recommend from a post done by Edward Kimball. Here's my summary: https://wheatandtares.org/2019/05/22/temple-recommend-evolution/ I thought it was pretty interesting. In particular, the questions really shifted in the 80s toward more faith-based ones, pro...
by hawkgrrrl
21 May 2019, 14:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Woman in a Man's Church
Replies: 24
Views: 754

Re: A Woman in a Man's Church

I recently watched "On the Basis of Sex" the biopic of RBG. It is surprising to me that 50 years ago the US government did not see anything wrong with sex based discrimination. Because there are legitimate differences between the genders both physically and historically - all laws that discriminate...
by hawkgrrrl
20 May 2019, 12:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Woman in a Man's Church
Replies: 24
Views: 754

Re: A Woman in a Man's Church

I was referring to the modern wave of feminism. It has, in my experience, extensively belittled men, by using terms such as "toxic masculinity" in order to further their cause. I think it's counterproductive. By using terms, like "toxic masculinity" (among others) we are doing exactly what the book...