Op-ed: Millennial women — we need to hear your voices

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  • softwarementor Lehi, UT
    Feb. 13, 2018 2:54 p.m.

    I am curious how Sutherland Institute (which I support) knows that Millennial women are not voicing their concerns, and why they are not asking Millennial men to do the same? As a baby boomer, at the other end of my mortality, I am disappointed somewhat in both brands of Millennials. I am well involved in the local politics of Utah County, and while I see a few Millennials, their participation is certainly well below their percentage of the population. Yes, they may be busy with work (as am I) or their family (but I'm busy as a grandfather :-), etc., but their future is being decided by older people. When I attend county level events, there are more female Millennials than male, but I can count the number on one hand. If they would show up at the rare precinct meetings and as visitors to their political brand of County meetings, they could become much better educated on matter that should be important to them.

    And as for the anti-Trump content-free messages above, I would love for these two people to identify exactly which Trump policy or action they object to. Higher employment and wages for women? Lower unemployment for African Americans and Hispanics? I'm curious.

  • Michael Reed Davison Centerville, UT
    Feb. 9, 2018 8:12 a.m.

    Thank you for writing this. I think it's a great example of how gender issues and feminism can be depoliticized--this is something I think people of any political party can agree with! (As opposed to the uber-liberal feminism USAlover mocked in their comment.)

    Fun fact: The Economist's Intelligence Unit uses % of females in elected office as a measure of political participation in its famous Democracy Index. To get full points in political participation (which only Norway has done), at least 20% of your elected officials have to be women.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2018 2:24 p.m.

    Do Millennial Women like being called "women"? Isn't that offensive in someway? I heard "Wo" is better....no "men".

    There are now 6 genders, in case you didn't know that.

  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 6, 2018 1:40 p.m.

    Millenial LDS women should discuss it with their fellow LDS. Tell them how dangerous Trump and his movement is. Tell them how worried you are.

    Decisions are made by those who show up, and your time to show up is right now.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2018 11:43 a.m.

    "Millennial women — we need to hear your voices."

    Really? I believe the Trump presidency poses the greatest threat to our American system - ever. But there is simply no way I can discuss this with my fellow LDS - no way. I suspect "Millennial women" would make a similar observation regarding the things they would like to talk about - really, they can't.