Liberate Yourself, Upload Bikini Pics To Ex-Mormon Reddit

Mormons teach girls that the worst sin they can commit is to show bare shoulders. We’ve come a long way since my seminary days, when the instructor shamed me for showing my upper arms as I came in late. But millions of Mormon girls still say they are being treated like objects and shamed because of the thoughts “they put” in boys’ heads. Why are we as women responsible for the thoughts boys decide to have? The church teaches that our bodies are temples, after all. Why are women told that their bodies are evil and shameful?

The Exmormon Reddit is a support group where Ex-Mormons, liberal LDS members, and feminists like myself cope with toxic church teachings. It is a safe space where one by one we can stand high up and talk about how much better we are than the traditional Mormons. Women and girls who suffer under the Mormon patriarchy are encouraged to liberate themselves and upload photographs with little clothing on. A supportive group of elderly Exmormon guys give these young girls encouragement as they examine these photos of the young girls and share them with friends.

This is a great way for young women to respect themselves and to teach body positivity to the elders. Hundreds of young women and girls are taking part in this healthy expression of self-respect that the elderly Exmormon men provide for us feminists. It helps us overcome the abuse that is so common in Mormon institutions like BYU. Come, be part of the “shoulder porn addiction!” It is good fun! Continue reading “Liberate Yourself, Upload Bikini Pics To Ex-Mormon Reddit”

Women Are The True Victims Of The Racist Ban On Blacks In The Mormon Church

While Mormon leaders met with NAACP leaders this week to heal the racial rift that white female journalists in Utah all agree still exists in the church, journalists were understandably fooled by a fake website and tweeted out fake news instead of reporting on the meeting. Hey, it was a convincing-looking website, give us a break! We’re just journalists! But the great thing about it is the Salt Lake Tribune went viral with a story on this fake website and the meeting was totally forgotten. This is how progressive journalism makes the world a better place.

But let’s talk about the priesthood ban for a second.

Did you know that until 1978 the Mormon church excluded African-Americans from priesthood positions? This is a well-kept secret, but I think racism from almost 50 years ago is something we need to talk about more, every hour instead of merely every couple of days. It happened, and the question is how do we move past it?

Well, the Democrats fought fiercely to keep slavery in America, but now it is the Republicans who are racists. How did that happen? How did the Democrats wake up one day absolved of their original sin and Republicans who fought against slavery became the bad guys? Because Democrats took it far further than just freeing slaves. We need to obsessively make the cause about much more than just what it is really about. Today, the fight against slavery means college admissions for kids that don’t perform well but get it because of their skin color. Republicans who oppose this are racists.

The same applies to Mormons. Who still doesn’t have priesthood leadership positions? Women. That’s right, women. We can move past the racism debacle, comfort our Black brothers and sisters, and progress as a church if we signal our virtue and make it all about feminism. So while I admire the creator of this fake news website for distracting from real news, it was ultimately not helpful because it turned the narrative back to being all about race, when it really should be about feminists. Every morning, all Mormon women in the world wake up with tears in their eyes because they have different roles and responsibilities than men in the church and are not standing up at the pulpit receiving respect and adulation of the congregation.

We are the true victims of that policy and we need everybody to be constantly reminded of this.

5 Ways Young Woman Leaders Should Stifle Boys In The New LDS Youth Program

1. Always Put Girls First

Insults naturally bounce off men but little acts of contempt slowly wear out their self-esteem. This what I have found. So if women leaders hire only women at the workplace, give only girls a good grade in the classroom, and constantly demean male members of the scout pack, this will go a long way to not only empower girls but also crush the male spirit. You can do this in scouting by picking only girls to lead the troops, picking girls to decide activities, and only praising the achievements of girls. It’s time to clip the Eagle Scouts’ wings.

2. Demean Male Behavior

It is no secret that men tend to have behaviors that lead to wars, crime, and aggression. It is important to know that parents are to blame for not programming their children to be more like girls. You can fix the mistakes of parents by taking the leading role in shaping their children’s lives. The great thing is people can be programmed to behave however you want. This is why I always attack males for reckless behavior and violent sports, like baseball and hockey. Throughout the history of scouting, there has been appallingly violent behavior that we need to put a stop to. No more camp fires and hikings. In fact, did you know the general idea for scouting was established from the Beor War which introduced concentration camps to the world? I’m glad that we got rid of this toxic organization and have a new youth program to shape around the ideals of equality. So never miss an opportunity to shame anyone for masculine behavior. You might even have to remind the Bishop to check his privilege and allow us to create a safe space for our young sisters. Continue reading “5 Ways Young Woman Leaders Should Stifle Boys In The New LDS Youth Program”

We Need Common-Sense Prom Dress Control Laws, Now!

It was the photo that shocked the world!

A teenage white girl assumed  she could wear clothing that looked like clothing that non-white girls wear. She actually wore a Chinese dress! It’s 2018! Did she think nobody would notice her racism? Did she think it just wouldn’t affect anybody around her?

I’ll never forget where I was when I first saw the photo. Me and my friend from upper-east side Manhattan were sipping soy espressos at the Gateway Mall in Salt Lake, discussing the historical oppression of Chinese railway workers by white middle-class high school girls. Then the news broke. There she was, crouched with young men above her flashing violent gang signs. I literally spat out my drink.

For years, progressive women around the country have called for common sense laws to prevent this kind of racism.

Recently the Senate defeated a measure to require background checks on women who purchase dresses at fashion shows or on the internet. They defeated it even though 70-90% of Americans support measures which would eliminate existing loopholes and prevent racist Americans of white skin color from encroaching on marginalized cultures. Right now, you can literally walk into a fashion show and buy any dress you want, with no background check! Even if you are a felon or have a history of mental illness!

Did they not see the thousands of grass-roots Americans across the country who skipped class to protest these kinds of intolerable atrocities in our schools? Enough is enough! White girls cannot just wear anything they want.  It is time to stand up to the fashion lobby and stop racists from wearing clothing that offends people around them.

As feminist Mormons, we understand that it is hateful to focus on the dresses women wear instead of the women’s achievements. But that only applies to dresses that offend non-marginalized men. Modesty standards teach women not to choose clothing that would give men “unrighteous” thoughts, as if it is women’s fault what men decide to think. So when a woman spontaneously decides to wear a dress that just happens to show cleavage, that makes her responsible for the clothes she is wearing? We are only responsible for our appearance if it offends minorities–or at least if CNN tells us it should offend them.

Women everywhere are saying “we need to get past these patriarchal rules and encourage women to wear whatever they want! Except clothes that offend nonwhites, and female Islamic clothing.”

Luckily this time, a cyber-sleuth saw the photo and alerted everyone, so that a collective mob of angry social justice warriors could shame and harass this girl for wearing a dress that kinda has a Chinese motiff. But what we need is our leaders in Washington to act to preserve the rights of marginalized and oppressed communities. We need media platforms to more effectively harass people and to get high schoolers to protest against their own best interest.

Isn’t it about time?

‘As Feminists In Zion…’

As anyone who has attended a public school in America ought to know, women are horribly oppressed by the patriarchy.  We are always pushed down. Always sent to the back of the line.

What is the patriarchy? It is important to know “patriarchy” doesn’t just refer to men. There are plenty of men, even in Utah, who are weak simps, who coddle women and follow our orders every minute of every waking day. I hate them too, but that’s not what I’m talking about. Patriarchy refers to the bishop who sits in a comfy chair and lounges about sipping lemonade all Sunday while you suffer through three hours of church. It is the male college student who effortlessly surfs through college and is destined to high wages and a happier life while you are forced to pay money for feminine hygiene products. The patriarchy is a terrible force of darkness in each of our lives, and we must transform into Social Justice Warriors if we are going to save the world. So gear up!

I am excited for this opportunity to repeat dry sociology theories and radicalize women in the church, particularly among the youth. Sure, I get paid by a male billionaire oligarch to write this, and this platform only exists because Socialism is good for his financial bottom line, but in the end–I am sure–a woman will be sitting in that chair one day making all the decisions. And then it will all be worth it.

As a feminist, I think different. I swim opposite stream from the rest of the fish–unless you are talking about the 52% of America that agrees with everything I say, of course.  My message is in complete conformity with every school textbook in America , with popular culture, with most college professors, with the Leftist communications instructors at BYU-I, with every newspaper and mainstream news source in the country–and that means I think different. That means I think smartly.

So Sisters, join me! Join me on the path of courage! The path of coolness! You can even bring your male partner and male offspring, as long as they are docile and easily controlled. Assuming you haven’t divorced your husband yet or given your son a sex change. I mean, I hate them and I don’t want them reading anything I have to say, but if it turns them into Socialists, that can’t be bad.

We live in a culture that suppresses this kind of free-thinking discussion and punishes open debate. Like, every time I wear pants to church, I get funny glances from one or two other ward members, and then I am reminded of how intolerant and close-minded they all are. They all literally hate me because I am a woman and think for myself. Even though I didn’t come up with the idea of wearing pants, and it is a meaningless idea that has no relevance to anything, it is important because it is my idea. It is my choice, and my choice is more important than anything else.

So come with me, sisters, and bring your dissenting voices! Have the courage to say “I oppose”! Carry this great new ideology with you to your ward meetings, your Sunday School lessons, your potlucks, your church dances, Seminary, and everywhere you go. This ideology of love.

Just as long as you don’t say a swear word. We have to be nice quiet Mormons after all.