Madwoman Out of the Attic

a feminist trudging forward in a patriarchal world

Saturday, November 19, 2005

The Matrix as a Model?

Last night, I watched part of The Matrix II which was on TV. I was struck by the fact that in this world, men and women had positions of authority. Women as well as men (of all races, by the way) were prophets, oracles, military commanders -- and audiences ate these movies up.

I believe the world is ready to see women entering into all realms that have been traditionally masculine. When, when will women in our LDS culture have the same opportunities -- opportunities to lead, to help define policy and doctrine, to act as prophets, seers, and revelators? When will we look up to the stand in sacrament meeting and see a strong righteous woman presiding? When will people realize that priesthood will never equal motherhood, and that when over half an organization's membership is excluded from leadership on a general level, it is all the poorer and more limited because of it?

Please, please, God, let this change soon.


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11/19/2005 2:00 PM  

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