It's just a joke, like that site that's something like "things
white people like".
I'm a dad of TWO Mormon girls, one a young adult and another one who is
almost a 'tweener'. Here's my observations of what faithful
Mormon girls like:- Dancing With The Stars- So You Think You
Can Dance- Pizza- Good friends- Their mom- Their
brothers- Their dad (for which I am exceptionally grateful)- Honesty
in their parents- A dad who is pleasant and cheerful (I'm being
serious here....both my daughters have told me they desperately wish I was more
cheerful)- A mom and a dad who will spend time with them (this is my
daughters' #1 joy and I give credit to my wife for covering most of
this)- Good music (my oldest daughter LOVES 80's rock bands)-
Their i-Pod (see above)- Facebook- Their cellphone (my youngest
doesn't have one yet, and won't for a while)- Almost any craft
that involves making things with their hands; drawing, making string bracelets,
knitting....just about anything involving string - And for my oldest
daughter, who is 18, the Lord- Men, both young and old, who are kind and
@ShazandraThe post is titled "25 Things Mormon Girls Love."
It does not say that these are the only things, nor does it say that they are
the top/only/favorite things. It simply says that these 25 things are loved by
Mormon girls. The abundance of shares/likes/favorites/tweets/retweets etc. etc.
should prove as evidence that this post resonated with Mormon girls (the
majority of posts on this article I've seen have been from Mormon girls, in
agreement with the article). This article does not "reduce" Mormon girls
at all...just simply shows 25 things that distinguish Mormon girls from other
subgroups/subcultures of girls found in the country. I think if you asked the
majority of Mormon girls in your stake, you'd find that most-if not all-of
these things are loved by Mormon girls that come from a variety of
backgrounds/circumstances.Don't reduce the writer of this
article so quickly...
What a shallow insult to Mormon women and girls. There is a lot more to balance
the scales here, just dig a little deeper, okay?Reminds me of my
first day in the Ricks College off-campus "dorm" house (fall 1969)... I
thought I had descended into the depths of Lower Earth. Shallowness on the
surface, but then I got to know my roomies and see what really made them
tick.Ditto the following year, '70-'71 at BYU. I could
not believe the stereo-typical roommates I'd ended up with: Looking for
their "M.R.S's", etc... But even though we didn't share the
same "cup of tea" vis-á-vis life goals during our next few college
years, I learned to understand and respect these young women from different
backgrounds. What I considered to be shallow and inconsequential upon first
meeting, held a different perspective when I learned why they valued certain
iconic items:They all found and married their princes, and raised
beautiful families. We just did it with differing modes and interests.
'Mormon girls' are as different as their backgrounds and
individuality. Let's not reduce them to Taylor Swift posters and Pinterist
Given the size of LDS families, surely "Mormon Boys" should be ranked
near the top. Maybe not as high as Pinterest and Frozen Yogurt, but...