I ran across the article today, “To be happy, we must admit women and men aren’t ‘equal’“. It made a lot of great points about gender roles, and how the battle of the sexes has created confusion in our society. Her point in the article at last was,
“The battle of the sexes is over. And guess what? No one won. Why not try something else on for size? Like this: men and women are equal, but different. They’ve each been blessed with amazing and unique qualities that they bring to the table. Isn’t it time we stopped fussing about who brought what and simply enjoy the feast?”
I’ve always been grateful to be a part of a religion that does believe that women and men are equals. We are partners. We both have value. We are both necessary and important. Yet, we are different.
One thing that I have never understood after years of being a member of the church is why certain people I know are so hung up on the fact that the women in the church do not hold the priesthood. Never once have I felt the need to be like the men. I enjoy being a woman. I enjoy dressing up one day a week IN A DRESS. I enjoy not having the added responsibility of priesthood callings when I have plenty on my plate. I am, after all, a wife and a mother. Not to mention any church callings I might have at any given time. That is plenty of responsibility for me, thank you very much.
I do not feel slighted, or under appreciated by my religion, or in my home. So, why should you?
The truth is, I believe the Lord has created men and women because our unique talents and ideas are what make the world function. Literally. Can you imagine a world without one sex in it? Frankly, I don’t want to.