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Published: Wednesday, July 10 2013 4:02 p.m. MDT

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Tyler D
Meridian, ID

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...

Shazandra
Bakersfield, CA

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 (sp?!)so quickly...

Beck to Harline
Provo, UT

@Shazandra

The 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...

The Caravan Moves On
Enid, OK

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 decent

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

It's just a joke, like that site that's something like "things white people like".

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