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by hawkgrrrl
26 Nov 2019, 13:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Young Men Theme
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: New Young Men Theme

I can't help but continue to conclude that we are led by idiots. Gender essentialist idiots.
by hawkgrrrl
30 Oct 2019, 10:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Progressive Sunday School Lesson Manual Comment about Equality in Marriage
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Relatively Progressive Sunday School Lesson Manual Comment about Equality in Marriage

Before our ward split, we had a GD teacher ask the class whether the Church believed marriage was egalitarian or complementarian. The class mostly agreed that the Church was egalitarian. Honestly, I think my current ward (mostly older folks) wouldn't bat an eye about claiming it's complementarian. W...
by hawkgrrrl
04 Oct 2019, 10:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances
Replies: 21
Views: 2782

Re: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances

I'm with Tica. I still don't feel women are seen and taken seriously. Thanks for the crumbs and afterthoughts. It's hard to be patient with the old attitudes about women. They are very very slow to change, and I'm in middle age already. I've been putting up with it for a long time. I was also remind...
by hawkgrrrl
04 Oct 2019, 10:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oaks' recent comments on LGBT+
Replies: 20
Views: 2704

Re: Oaks' recent comments on LGBT+

This is very unfortunate. We are losing young people in record numbers, and teens (at least outside of Utah) all know kids who are non-binary. I feel like Oaks (and probably some others) are, like Trump, getting their information from Fox & Friends, catered to their own specific brand of prejudices,...
by hawkgrrrl
02 Oct 2019, 14:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances
Replies: 21
Views: 2782

Re: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances

Felixfabulous: I was thinking about this problem we progressives have with these changes, and I think it's really the manner in which the announcements are made and received. Nobody's giving a grown man a treat for pooping in the potty, but I feel like that's what's expected here. Here's a better al...
by hawkgrrrl
02 Oct 2019, 13:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances
Replies: 21
Views: 2782

Re: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances

I'm not even remotely ecstatic about this as it points out just how ridiculous it was that it took us to 2019 to get there. Ardis did a great post in 2017 on the history of women as witnesses: http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2017/12/16/women-as-temple-witnesses-in-living-memory-what-i-know-and-what-i-...
by hawkgrrrl
30 Sep 2019, 15:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Overcoming feelings of isolation
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Overcoming feelings of isolation

First, there are nearly 30K students at BYU. Don't mistake a vocal minority for a majority. The older I get, the more I find that nobody is really like the thing I thought Mormons were like. There's a thing called Asymmetrical Insight at play in which we think we are complex and nuanced, but others ...
by hawkgrrrl
30 Sep 2019, 11:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby on church authority
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Kirby on church authority

Kirby is helpful at articulating some of the common sense that others aren't saying. He has a way of pointing out the naked emperor.
by hawkgrrrl
04 Sep 2019, 15:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question
Replies: 28
Views: 3531

Re: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question

DarkJedi: 75% of the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers (those born before 1964 and counted together) believe it is OK to remove garments for sex. Only 51% per Millennials believed that. :wtf: Honestly I'm not sure if there was something wrong with the way that question was asked or understood but i...
by hawkgrrrl
04 Sep 2019, 15:27
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I explain modesty?
Replies: 28
Views: 4542

Re: How do I explain modesty?

This old topic again! (I mean that in a good way) There are so many ways individuals define modesty, and that's part of the problem: 1) A person is only modest if they could be wearing garments under it. 2) Wearing what is appropriate to the activity. 3) Not being "too casual" (which seems to be a p...