I listened to a Cultural Hall podcast the other day while unpacking kitchen boxes. The host (Richie T, I believe) had a good chat with Lisa Butterworth, the creator of Feminist Mormon Housewives. When they discussed ways that things could be made more fair for women in the Church, the host asked if sometimes "fair" might be impossible. For example, he said, he looks at his wife and maybe he thinks it's not fair that she gets to experience childbirth, but there really isn't anything he can do about it because that's just the way it is.
Now, number one, I wasn't sure if the host was expressing his own feelings or if he was simply relating the kind of argument one hears, but . . . yeah.
I mentioned this to GH as
he was trying to sleep we were going to bed, because he had listened to the same podcast earlier.
Me: So the host brought up the whole motherhood and priesthood thing. Man, that bothers me. They're not even apples and oranges, they're like--apples and baseballs.
Me: So. Would YOU trade getting up in church and blessing the Dark Lord for doing what I did? (Note: see here, here, here, here, and especially here)
Me: I didn't think so.
GH: I would never want to do what you did.
See? I can always count on him to be honest. After that pleasing answer, I let him sleep.