No, he was pointing out that your "facts" were not anywhere close to being
accurate.In general, even during the height of polygamy only 3-4% of
Utah households were polygamous, and most of those only consisted of 2 or 3
wives.It's funny but the conventional wisdom back in 1870 was that
Utah women were so oppressed they would eagerly use their newfound freedom to
throw off their shackles and vote the LDS Church out of power.I see
the same bigoted, condescending attitude towards Utah women is around today.And there are plenty of women in Utah politics today: Heck, we had a
female governor just a few years ago.In fact, Utah has elected a
Jewish governor, something Wyoming has never done.
I never said polygamy wasn't legal. I simply called into question your
hyperbole. Considering approximately 1 in 15 men even participated in polygamy,
I'd say that a ratio of 8 wives to 1 husband is pretty out there.Try
Besides, Wyoming was the first state to grant women sufferage. Also, note that
there ARE women in Wyoming politics. Utah is a backwater of unintelligent
bigotry due to the predominant "religion." Set your watch back at least twenty
Polygamy was legal in Utah till 1860. Some religions still practice it
today. Try again.
Your facts are bad (8 wives to 1 husband? Go back to school) and your bigotry
is showing.Try again.
So, Utah is a radical feminist state because women could vote early? 2
things: 1) As the 9:24 poster pointed out, Utah has no female
congressmen or senator in 2010. 2) With polygamy, wasn't it on average 8
wives to one husband? Utah is not a leader of anyone's rights, Utah
is a bigot.
This isn't news. This is history that is already known.
Thank you for the historical photos. It is very much appreciated to bring the
past up to the future. Good research. I express my Gratitude for the women of
the late 1800s, early 1900s who were a part of the equality of women to vote.
The Church always has and continues to support women and give us the recognition
for the power within the women of the Church. It also does all that can be to
advise the brethren to respect us and honor us. I noticed several women who
where medical doctors in the group photo. Church leaders encouraged then as
they do now to be educated which is empowering and liberating in a good way.
Brigham Young used to be quoted--Educate a boy, you educate a man. Educate a
woman and educate a generation--
We are woman see us roar!
If these amazing women could see that Utah has no female Congressman or Senator
in the year 2010, they'd roll over in their graves. I was so disappointed in
Gary Herbert not nominating a woman to be his lieutenant governor. Sometimes it
seems that Utah women are pale shadows of more illustrious foremothers.