To the Church that Requested Its Women Fast from Social Media (but Not Men) and Fall Silent at a Time when Women are in Pain from Being Silenced, and During Church Sex Scandals, and Right Before a Utah State Election in which You, the Church, Have Meddled:

LEAH:

You first.


~Leah~

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8 Replies to “To the Church that Requested Its Women Fast from Social Media (but Not Men) and Fall Silent at a Time when Women are in Pain from Being Silenced, and During Church Sex Scandals, and Right Before a Utah State Election in which You, the Church, Have Meddled:”

  1. I left the church because of things like this and because many stories about gold plates and white people in America didn’t add up and have since been disproved. I’m not interested in being a proper mormon victim of male power anymore.

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  2. Reblogged this on pawnyourhalo and commented:
    The conference messages to women were very positive on the surface, but saying women have great capacity to love, and therefore should focus on avoiding “negative or impure”” media, is saying, very gently, “Women need to Be Sweet, not angry” — as if anger isn’t the appropriate response to injustice; as if anger were incompatible with love.

    And if men are less capable of love, why aren’t *they* the ones enjoined to take a media fast, spend more time reading the BoM, go to temple more consistently, etc.? It sounds as if they need it more than we do.

    But the church needs us to be quiet and disconnected now more than ever. I think this may be a harbinger of increased conservatism within the church, led by keeping women down. Hope not.

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  3. The church has actually been moving through and asking each group in the church to fast from social media one at a time. First they asked the youth, then the Young adults, now the women, and I can guarantee they will ask the men next conference. It’s not sexist or misogynistic at all! It’s simply asking people to focus on what’s important in their lives, instead of the toxic cesspool that social media has become lately. They also speak out VERY frequently about treating women with respect and reaching out to them when they are in pain. As for the election, ANY organization will urge it’s members to vote according to their beliefs and morals. That is nothing new or specific to the church.

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    1. For a church being led by a living prophet it sure is out of touch with the plight of women and the challenges we are being faced with, “Let the oppression reign,” would have been an honest title to that talk.

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