The article "Woman, Know Thy Place" was published in the opinion section of Sunday's publication of the Salt Lake Tribune in response to another article posted earlier last week. In the article, James Maples expresses his sorrow for the possible change of having women pray in the General Session of Conference this upcoming April. Maples says,
"Woman was created for man; this world was made for men to lead households and prayers. Man was created in God’s image — not in a woman’s image."
Now, I am quite positive that I was not made just to serve my Husband. I was not made to come running every time he wants food, the cleaning done, and to take care of the kids. I sure as Hell was NOT created to fulfill his sexual fantasies whenever he desires.
I WAS CREATED TO LOVE AND BE LOVED.
If this world was made for men to lead households, then why aren't they AT HOME? And while at home, are they supposed to be the only ones praying or teaching the kids to pray? Wait, was that before or after I came running to take care of the kids? Men were not made to lead households and prayers. They were made to experience joy with family and friends through service and love. NOT through Tyranny.
I WAS CREATED TO RESPECT AND BE RESPECTED.
Lets say for the sake of argument, that God is male. Men were created in God's image. So, whose image was every female created after? Because last I checked, I have breasts and no penis. Is it really all that horrific for women to yearn to understand and know their Heavenly Mother better? There is not a doubt in my mind that She has never and will never cower before Her heavenly counterpart.
I AM A WOMAN, CREATED TO RULE MY KINGDOM STANDING NEXT TO MY HUSBAND.
I will not be an object. I will be a respected member of society.
I will not be a shadow. I will be a voice.
I will not be a doormat. I will be a leader.
I KNOW MY PLACE. Thanks!