“A Companion and Helpmeet”

Maybe you’ve seen the video where a guy makes fun of his “beautiful wife” who doesn’t understand the meaning of Miles Per Hour. I saw the description and thought, “I bet they’re from Utah.”

And, maybe you’ve heard me rant before about how it seems the world’s primary determination of a woman’s worth is her looks. And how I can’t figure out why Utah seems to have huge problem with this.

I don’t think it’s a Mormon thing, but then again, I can’t figure out why OKCupid.com asks a person’s gender, status, age, and location first — followed by a series of opinion questions, whereas LDSplanet.com asks gender, hair color, eye color, height, ethnicity, and build. I have definitely noticed that MANY guys in Utah seem to find intelligence unattractive, and associate ditziness being womanly. Honestly, if you have any ideas on why that might be, let me know. But I’m kind of tired of ranting right now. It doesn’t help. It just gets me labeled as a feminist, and in Utah, that is probably even worse than being unattractive.

The question that interests me right now is this: What is a woman really supposed to be? Why does the answer to that question change so much over the years? Going straight to the source, if you’re the Judeo-Christian type, it isn’t good for man to be alone, so Eve was created as a companion and helpmeet. I think I would rather enjoy being a good guy’s companion and helpmeet. What does that mean, and why is it not enough anymore?

I really don’t have answers on this one. I’ve been told my blog comments aren’t working very well, but if you’d care to try commenting (and email me if it doesn’t go through) I would really appreciate any feedback on this one. I really struggle with it.

Meanwhile, these two contrasty essays kind of express the sentiment I’m feeling. Obviously, neither of these was written by an LDS author. Both are very real.
Date a Girl Who Reads
You Should Date An Illiterate Girl <- coarse language but thought process is … yeah.

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