What Women Know
Recently several LDS women collaborated on a response to President Beck’s recent general conference talk, entitled What Women Know. Check it out here.
Times and Seasons has started a thread focusing on a small part of the statement someone doesn’t like, but I’d like to highlight some sections that personally resonate with me.
- I like the fact that this statement affirms and includes all women, not just mothers.
- I like that it specifically mentions nurturing fathers as well as mothers.
- I really like that it puts cleanliness into perspective – as a luxury and personal choice when one has access to resources.
- This line immediately resonated with me: “anyone who is regularly reminded that she is “equally important” is probably not.”
- I liked the discussion of motherhood not ruling out influence in other spheres. “By valuing ourselves as lifelong achievers, apart from our roles as mothers… we stand for creativity, public service, competence, and growth.
While I had an overall positive reaction to this statement, I realize that others may question the appropriateness of a public signed response that in certain places directly disagrees with a general Church leader. What are your feelings about this? And what parts of the statement resonate/do not resonate with you?