Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mormon Mommy Blogs, from an atheist POV

This is surprising--and happily, so.

"Self-proclaimed feminist and atheist Emily Matchar recently wrote for Salon about her "addiction" to such blogs, calling them strangely uplifting and even encouraging.

"Indeed, Mormon bloggers ... make marriage and motherhood seem, well, fun. Easy. Joyful," Matchar wrote. "These women seem relaxed and untouched by cynicism. It's not that (my friend) or I want to quit our jobs to bake brownies or sew kiddie Halloween costumes. It's just that for (my friend), Mormon blogs are an escapist fantasy, a way to imagine a sweeter, simpler life.""

But Marriage and Motherhood ARE fun, easy, and joyful. 

It's the only escapist fantasy you could actually join if you wanted to. Why not?


Brooke said...

Here's the link to the Salon.com article, if you're interested:


I found it fascinating.

Loralee said...

Fun? a lot of the time. Joyful? Yes (although sometimes you have to work hard to recognize the joy.) Easy? Not yet.`