Thursday, March 1, 2012

Is that a pedestal for me to stand on or are you just glad to see me?

This is the beginning of a new adventure for me. I'm not sure what this blog will become just yet. I'm still working on what the goals and focus of it will be. I do know this, though. It will have very little to do with homemaking. I just liked the alliteration. Well, that and I am both a homemaker and a heretic (at least by some people's standards).

I think it will be a good place for me to sort through my thoughts, save and share interesting links and articles, and encourage things that I think are important, like critical thinking skills.

In fact, I think I'll start with an article that I came across today. Here is the link (I hope):

I think the main reason I found this so interesting is because it describes something that I have experienced but had not been able to explain. Having lived most of my life as a member of the Mormon church (yes I know it is really The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but that name is just too long) I have had years of experience with benevolent sexism. It is in fact, doctrine. It has always bothered me, and this article shows why. 


  1. You're totally right about benevolent sexism in the church--this is why giving the priesthood to only men is such a (totally under-recognized) problem. It institutionalized that idea that women need direction and protection from men. Yuck. And congrats on the new blog. :)

  2. Bingo! Great start to your new blog!!!! WOot!

  3. Thanks for the nice comments! One of the things I learned from this article was how much benevolent sexism has worked its way into my own outlook, despite my own aversion to it. Hopefully now that I have a better understanding of it, I can work on moving past it.