Monday, February 11, 2013

God - Woman and Man

A dear friend of mine came to visit this weekend. She is religious and we got to talking about some of my struggles of being a feminist in the LDS faith. She believes that God is male, but she had discovered a subconscious prejudice against her own sex when she imagined replacing the deity's pronoun with she instead of he. As a result of that experience she decided to try one year of calling God "She" until she no longer felt like it was insulting or degrading to do so. I thought it was a wonderful idea and we both laughed a little that it would easier for me than it has been for her since latter-day saints believe in a female deity. I might join her as an exercise of my own. One year of "She."