In Wednesday, December 12's edition, a young fellow from Springfield, Oregon wrote a very specific letter to the editor about his feelings towards the women of the church. His letter is entitled "Message for Sisters." I'm not going to share my feelings at this moment but I AM including his words below for you to read first.
MESSAGE FOR SISTERS
If I were a Relief Society president I would teach the sisters that:
- BYU guys don't have to be dancers to be marriageable. Do I really have to watch "Step Up" with you?
- RMs are not creepy. They're just awkward. Wouldn't you be if you hadn't dated in two years?
- Bug-eyed sunglasses and furry boots are not attractive.
- Taping "Will Open for Dates Only" signs on your door will not get you more dates.
- Don't ask guys to watch musicals with you. We watch "Terminator" and "Die Hard," not "Newsies" and "Wicked."
- Guys go to football games to watch football, not to chat. If you don't understand the rules, don't ask.
- Synthetic diamonds are just as good as, and a lot cheaper, than "real" diamonds. Do you want to live in a cardboard box for five years after your wedding?
- Marriage is not a major.
- You can ask guys on dates. They won't be offended.
- Sisters, you're special.
HERE I GO!!!
First***It's only fair if we have to sit and watch Action movies that the guy sits and watches a simple movie like "You've Got Mail" or "Step Up." IT'S CALLED COMPROMISE! If you don't want to watch it then find another girl (and good luck)! Luckily, I love every type of movie out there except for the gory stuff...no thanks.
Second***I've seen guys post silly things on their doors too. It's not just the 'sisters' that do this. Ask my brother and cousins!!! LOL...If you have a problem with it stop going over there.
Third***I've gone to a couple football games where the guy talked the whole time too. And just because a girl doesn't understand the rules doesn't make her stupid. Have you ever thought that maybe she asked you about the rules because she wants to be interested in something you like or because she thinks it's cute when a guy makes her feel included/informed about something you're interested in? Maybe she likes your voice and knowledge of sports. Pathetic and rude if you ask me.
Fourth***Who ever said marriage was a major? Are you saying that we come here for the sole purpose of finding a spouse? What's wrong with that (as long as it is done subtly)? I know plenty of guys who join folk dance JUST so they can find a wife. Just because you don't have any luck with the ladies doesn't mean you must take it out on us!
Fifth***I know lots of guys who are traditionalists and they freak out, even lose interest, if a girl asks them out on a date. Most guys like to do the asking because they feel as if they are using their power of being the man. See, what makes the dating game hard is that everyone has their own preference of who they like, what they like to do/watch/eat, and even how they liked to get asked out. OH!!! Some guys make it seem as if they don't want to get asked out so we don't. I know it goes the same for 'sisters' too but make yourself seem approachable...after this spiel I don't know what the ladies are going to think. TALK ABOUT WORD VOMIT!
Lastly***"Sisters, you're special." WHAT THE HECK IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? Are you just making fun of us now or are you honestly trying to be sincere about that? Yes, we are special but I sense a STROOOONG sting of sarcasm behind those words. I would know. Ask my family and friends!
There you have it folks. That is just a snippet of what I have to say. I have a myriad of thoughts swimming in my brain right now! *takes a breath* PLEASE let me know what you think of this poor, unfortunate soul's thoughts. I might be wrong but I swear he HAS to be single.