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by hawkgrrrl
15 Dec 2017, 18:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries behind closed doors
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Missionaries behind closed doors

In my mission, there were lots of shenanigans. Lots of human stuff. But here's the thing--the more human you were, the more successful you were, or so I saw. The more exacting and obedient you were, and the less successful and more miserable you were (and everyone around you).
by hawkgrrrl
15 Dec 2017, 16:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead
Replies: 12
Views: 169

Re: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead

This will prepare our YW for the lifetime of menial tasks the church expects of them.
by hawkgrrrl
13 Dec 2017, 22:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth Bishop Interviews
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Re: Youth Bishop Interviews

Yeah, because nobody has called it "petting" outside of an LDS bishop's office since 1962! They just call it rounding second base, or "a little under the shirt action" or getting felt up. Our lingo is impenetrable to our youth. I remember at age 15 never having heard the term before (and literally n...
by hawkgrrrl
13 Dec 2017, 15:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth Bishop Interviews
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Re: Youth Bishop Interviews

I have mixed feelings on this one, and they are partly political observations. It seems to me that conservatives are too prone to hand-wave away any concerns about clergy (or other authorities') misdeeds and the impact they can have to victims. Mormon youth (and young adults) are often in a very vul...
by hawkgrrrl
29 Nov 2017, 16:52
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: A House Full of Females
Replies: 23
Views: 409

Re: A House Full of Females

Again, I recommend expanding your reading to include Cordelia Fine. One study that claimed to show that women's brains were more empathetic was easily debunked by showing the same result in the brain of a dead salmon.
by hawkgrrrl
29 Nov 2017, 13:57
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: A House Full of Females
Replies: 23
Views: 409

Re: A House Full of Females

If a prophet couldn't exactly be trusted with the practice, I don't think anyone else can. Too much room for serious abuse. Exactly because someone is a prophet is the problem! Prophets are invested with more power and prestige, and polygamy, throughout history, aligns with wealth. The people in po...
by hawkgrrrl
27 Nov 2017, 17:28
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: A House Full of Females
Replies: 23
Views: 409

Re: A House Full of Females

I can’t fully wrap my brain around how you could support polygamy and advocate for women’s rights. This is not a defense of polygamy, but one thing that has become apparent as I look back at the beginnings of women's suffrage is that women were not considered people. There's nothing prohibiting wom...
by hawkgrrrl
15 Nov 2017, 09:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared
Replies: 44
Views: 1068

Re: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared

Nothing could prepare me for the ideas about women in the temple, meaning that the temple presents the role of women as very silent and subordinate to their husbands in ways I was wholly unprepared for. I was not aware until then that women are not viewed as full people in any meaningful sense withi...
by hawkgrrrl
09 Nov 2017, 15:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Religious Right? Secularism
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Religious Right? Secularism

This is honestly what bothers me about the religious right. I disagree with their values, and I disagree with their politics--which ARE in fact, not religious at all, but are incredibly secular. The left does this, too, when it equates social justice or social funding with Jesus' injunction to care ...
by hawkgrrrl
05 Nov 2017, 16:08
Forum: Support
Topic: My TR Interview Soon
Replies: 21
Views: 907

Re: My TR Interview Soon

You know that question about what would Jesus say if he were standing beside you? Well, the thing is, I think there's a huge difference between what most people asking that question would say Jesus would say and what Jesus would actually say. Jesus hated people who followed all the rules but had no ...