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In the tradition of pummeling, kicking, smacking, and otherwise beating the dead horse subject of polygamy, FMHer Rebecca trots out the example of FMH's third most despised Apostle in order to make her point about the inequality inherent in the system.

I don't know about you, but a petition for the "removal" of an Apostle signed by a grand total of 142 people - including Usama bin Laden and Belezebub - is quite comical. I'm sure the site's owner was grateful for the FMH plug.

Then, of course, come the comments. The Apostle in question recently remarried - in the Temple (thus drawing the ire of the FMH community) - after the death of his first wife. I thought one of the tenets of true feminism was the requirement to judge women by their accomplishments, intellect, and social graces rather than age and appearance.

One of the highlights of the "discussion" was this gem:

Also, I was more disturbed by the relative youth of Elder Nelson's new wife than by his polygamy. Does anyone know if this is a recent picture? She looks young enough to be his daughter.
Well, there's a woman who truly *judges* people she's never met based solely on a picture. True feminism.

Then, true to form, other FMH peanut gallery regulars stand, grab the nearest rock, and proceed to criticize this woman's written work despite the fact few if any have actually read what she wrote.

Yep, this is true compassion and tolerance on parade.

13 comments

Elisabeth said... @ June 9, 2006 at 7:11 AM

"Well, there's a woman who truly *judges* people she's never met based solely on a picture. True feminism."

Hey! More power to any man who gets to marry someone 25-30 years younger than he is. I'm not sure what you mean by "true feminism" (is this an insult?), but it certainly is a fact that men typically choose women much younger than they are, while you don't see many women marrying younger men.

I'm sure they are both lovely people, inside and out. Still, I do find it disturbing that older men marry such younger women - hearkens back to teenage brides and polygamy, I guess.

Ronan said... @ June 9, 2006 at 7:18 AM

Oh poo, Shiz. The post specifically called the website "nasty."

Anonymous said... @ June 9, 2006 at 7:26 AM

Identified as nasty or not, I think it was in poor taste to provide traffic to that site.

Anonymous said... @ June 9, 2006 at 7:33 AM

While we should be respectful, turnabout is fair play. GA's dish out marital advice to us frequently, so it's only natural that we look at their own marital decisions as examples for us to follow. Elder Nelson marrying someone so much younger than he is is worth mentioning at least.

Steve EM said... @ June 9, 2006 at 7:51 AM

Good snark. Some real barrel scrapping going on there. There are/have been a few apostles with real baggage. Nelson isn't among them.

D. Golden Shizzle said... @ June 9, 2006 at 8:05 AM

In all the marital advice I can remember coming from General Authorities - specifically counsel as to what to look for in a mate - I can't remember age being a factor, other than the blatantly obvious lower limits.

The question as to whether or not Elder Nelson's marriage to someone so much younger than himself is "worth mentioning" can be answered with two simple words: Consenting Adults.

john scherer said... @ June 9, 2006 at 11:10 AM

Which one of you was Beelzebub??


I may go sign myself up as Pat Robertson.

Anonymous said... @ June 9, 2006 at 6:10 PM

When you're Elder Nelson's age, every woman is a younger woman.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said... @ June 10, 2006 at 12:30 AM
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Thoroughly Mormon Millie said... @ June 10, 2006 at 12:34 AM

What won't those FMH women whine about? Let's all cry for the 80-year-old single girls that Elder Nelson didn't marry because he wanted a (relatively) hot young thing. Who cares?

Aimee "Roo" said... @ June 10, 2006 at 12:52 PM

I married a younger man! Woot woot!

Anonymous said... @ June 10, 2006 at 8:06 PM

Dearest SnarkerNacle:
Please never go away

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The Underground Bloggernacle

The Underground Bloggernacle said... @ June 10, 2006 at 9:19 PM

One More thing, I signed the petition: I'm Call the Waaahmbulance

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