Date: August 08, 2017 05:33PM
Of all the things that stood out to me today regarding the latest leaks of the Priesthood Meeting in Layton, this section did the most.
I read the entire leak from the position of a woman and that of a Young Woman in the church and what she had to look forward to as a "married" LDS woman.
In this section we learn the three things the church is most interested in.
1. A strong and faithful marriage. And a willingness for the parents to sacrifice anything necessary to raise Mormon children to keep the interests of the church alive.
What things are usually required for a woman to "sacrifice"? Post High School Education, gainful employment/career, fulfilling goals, travel, mental health, autonomy, freedom, financial security and personal wealth and power.
2. "We care that the Priesthood is in the home". Not to help with dishes, or share the common currency of the daily domestic tasks in rearing your children from a position of equality and to assist in both partners success, but to simply "teach and testify" and apparently after he does that he sits down to a meal prepared by his wife. Then he is done. They want the men to feel and excercise his "power"...and clearly that power cannot exist without someone to have power over...and that would the be the women and children.
They do not care that the woman is in the home, other than to do all the daily tasks the sustain life. Women are not even mentioned at all in the 3 things they are even concerned about.
3. The Youth of the church. They want to "insulate and indoctrinate" them. The men to be the head of their homes, and have great careers and serve endlessly in the church, and the girls to give up everything they ever wanted to stay at home and make the males lives as easy and comfortable as possible. And the hell with the ambition of the girls. The absolute hell with it.
One of the major things that struck me in this leak was the sheer mathematics in the amount of hours physically and mental/energy hours the church demands of the men. Quorum meetings, meetings with members for various reasons, meetings with missionaries...being Bishops, EQP, and everything in between...ON TOP OF...working a 40 hour work week.
So again, from a females point of view, she spends her entire day....and most evenings alone. Basically abandoned, neglected. She is left with the children, the shopping, the cooking, cleaning, breaking up fights, managing the house and never having the break she needs to further her ambitions at all. He may come home late into the evening and be exhausted only to start again the next day.
Seriously....ladies. Please. Is it just me who sees this entire system as a THEFT against your entire LIFE? While one speaker gave lip service to having your wife and kids being their "first assignment"....EVERYTHING ELSE was about the men being away on EVERY OTHER ASSIGNMENT POSSIBLE!
Ladies, I find this lack of equality and respect appalling and I find nothing remotely spiritual, or fulfilling in the lack of partnership, respect and mutual care and compassion towards our sex. There is just no way around this. It is there in black and white. We as women are not even thought about other than to brainwash us in our youth to live our "role" that uses us up and only benefits the male members of this church.
I hope you read this with the same amount of anger and contempt and take back your power.
We are not even thought of. The men just want more power and we...are just the unpaid domestic help not worthy of a mention.
Let that sink in...https://mormonleaks.io/
It's on page 5, btw.