Sunday, May 4, 2008

"I Want to be A Mother!"

Ask any LDS young woman or girl what they want to do with their life and they will proudly answer, "Be a mother".

As an LDS female, it is your duty to be a baby factory. Now don't get me wrong; I have nothing against woman or mothers. But you see, as an LDS woman, the highest honor you can have is to be a mother. You are the vessle by which special spirit children of god are given their bodies. Or so they tell you anyway.

So LDS girls are engrained with the idea that they don't need a career; they don't need an education; they just need a temple worthy man who can knock them up each time their womb becomes vacated.

Again, please don't get me wrong. All children deserve to have a loving and caring mother. But what I am saying is, do all women want to be mothers? I would guess that many LDS women deep down inside really don't want to. Who can blame them? I surely wouldn't want to push a screaming infant out of a tiny hole in my body!

The reason I even brought this up is because I know an LDS woman who "want's to be a mother". She has been promised by her priesthood leaders that she will have many healthy children to the lord.

The problem is that this woman has a genetic disease and her kids are doomed to have it too. She currently has one child, who, of course, has the disease too. Now this mother, who "want's to be a mother" so badly, can hardly stand to take care of her child. As soon as her husband gets home from work, she shoves the baby on him and goes and takes a nap. Husband, who is hungry and tired from work, has to cook his own dinner, do his own laundry, and take care of the baby until he leaves at the crack of dawn to go back to work.

It's a bad situation. This mother is so inadequate and yet she is banking on her promise of many children. So even though her children are doomed to get her disease, she boldly (and faithfully) proclaims that she wants more. And yet her condition hardly allows her to take care of the one she already has.

You can't really blame her though. She has just been dooped by her "true church" and is trying to do what "god" wants. She is not physically or mentally strong enough to have children. But if she does not have children, her LDS life will have no purpose. She will be a failure. She might not make the Celestial Kingdom.

So all LDS girls proudly claim that they want to be a mother. Some really do and are great mothers. That's awesome! But some do not and should not be coersed into it like this LDS woman I know.

Thanks to the LDS church, this woman's life is meaningless and pointless. That's a damn shame because she is a very nice girl. She has many other good qualities that she could use. But unfortunately, none of that matters because she cannot have healthy children. An infertile LDS woman is a waste of space and flesh. Sad...

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