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Mormon women posing nude?! Come on ya’ll, that’s super crude!

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There is a new photography collection by artist Katrina Barker Anderson of Mormon women posing nude (google at your own risk, which some of you will because you’re pervs).  It’s done in the name of the women reclaiming themselves from a culture of shame about their bodies.  Come on, ya’ll.  I know you have good intentions, but that is ridiculous.  Posing NAKED?!  How are your children gonna feel knowing there are naked pictures of their mothers online? (hint: super awkward).  Listen, the female body is beautiful and divine.  Yes, throughout history there has been shaming of women’s bodies and sexuality.  These types of behaviors and attitudes are unacceptable.  But that does NOT mean ya gotta show us all you got!  Because it’s sacred, keep it covered (except for yourself and for your husband, who will totally love it!).  Not because it’s ugly or shameful, but because it’s personal!  Goolly, this REALLY is inappropriate (understatement).  Go on and say I’m judgmental if you’d like.  Some of you undoubtedly will, and that’s ok.  But an exhibit of Mormon women posing naked?  No way, Jose.  I’m not saying it’s pornography, but I AM saying that it’s extremely inappropriate.

Oh, and if any men deem this collection to be wrong, the artist and her models will cry of oppressive patriarchy.  So take it from a fellow Mormon woman:

                            PUT SOME CLOTHES ON!

And when in recent history has something good coming of posing nude? Pretty much NEVER.  Some of you might say, “but it’s art!”  That’s a slippery slope, and I really believe we’d all do well to avoid it.  Taking naked pictures of yourself is never a good idea, ESPECIALLY in our digital age.

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You can be pretty and feminine and STILL keep your clothes on.  I am living proof of that 🙂

(hope that doesn’t sound too terribly cocky!)

Mormon women posing nude?

Come on ya’ll, that’s SUPER crude!

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“Pornography is a weapon of moral mass destruction.”

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-Quentin L. Cook

(of the Quorum of the 12 of the LDS Church)

Oh, and even if you don’t believe in God/ religion/ Mormonism, you should know that Quentin Cook graduated summa cum laude from Stanford Law, so it’s 99.9% guaranteed that he’s smarter than you.

No offense.

🙂

Study this knock-out quote in it’s original context here!

Click here for a more in-depth analysis of my hatred of all things related to pornography.

Pornography is a weapon

of MORAL mass destruction.

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Shakespeare said it best:

Image“There is much truth in jest!”

ImageI love, love LOVE this quote and have been using it almost ad nauseum since I first heard it about 10 years ago.  It basically means that although our jokes aren’t meant to be taken completely seriously, they still reveal a lot of truth about us as they show what we value and believe.  For example, a person who jokes about being fat probably actually feels that way (at least somewhat) about him/herself.  Likewise, people who make jokes (though perhaps lighthearted in tone) about the fiasco involving the website of the Affordable Care Act (as hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley recently just did on the CMAs), are making some kind of a statement against it.

I LOVE jokes, I LOVE humor, and I LOVE wordplay.  But not everything in our world is worthy of being included in our jokes.  I personally will NEVER make a joke that hints of racism, abuse, discrimination, or pornography even in the slightest (read more here!).  We must be careful to not cross that line of propriety, and use humor wisely and tactfully.

Text-to-self Connection:

1.  What kind of things do you like to find humor in?  Why?

2.  What sorts of topics are off-limits for jokes?  Why?

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Shakespeare said it best:

“There is much TRUTH in jest!”

🙂

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Bourne Ultimatum? I wish we could make it the PORN Ultimatum!

Some mansions…

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Hugh Hefner is not a hero.  He is a ZERO.  He is not someone to be admired.  He is a sad, ugly old man who has made millions from an industry that has destroyed relationships, lives, jobs, freedom, confidence, health, and happiness.  Total loser, if you ask me.

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Plus, his red plush robe only makes him look more like the devil,

AND emphasizes his blood-shot eyes and blotchy complexion.

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And ya’ll know how much I love free speech, but don’t even try to go there with me on this one because I will PULVERIZE every claim you make.  That’s how good I am 🙂  And that’s how bad pornography is.  So let’s hear what real men think of it:

Don’t care about/believe in religion/God/prophets?  This guy doesn’t talk about it:

And neither does this girl:

Pornography is terrible in every way possible!  It’s not sexy.  It’s not hot.  It causes abuse.  It degrades something sacred.  It it highly linked to drug use, depression, crime, and other problems.  Bourne Ultimatum?  I wish we could make it the PORN Ultimatum!  But until then, we just have to try our very best to control ourselves and keep this trash out of our lives in every way possible.  Sound good?  Peeeeeerfect.

🙂

But back to mansions (bookending!),

if we Stay out of the Smut that Satan Spreads,

we can party it up at this one!

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In my Father’s House are many mansions... I go to prepare a place for you.

~John 14:2

(and for further reading, I also write about chastity/purity/sex/temples here)

PS.  Think I’ve covered all my bases, ya’ll.  And I don’t even play sports.

PPS.  If you are involved in pornography, there is hope, both professional and spiritual.  Keep fightin’

PPPS.  Even Mr. Hefner could repent through the Atonement.

katherineannewilkinson@gmail.com

(I know of lots of good resources for help with this problem if you are in need)

🙂

 

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still considering law school…

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Let’s STRIP away the idea that strip-clubs are cool (because they are TERRIBLE!)

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The disgusting phenomenon known as “strip clubs” is a sad and embarrassing part of our society.  As is often portrayed in pop culture, “men” will go to these kinds of clubs (why they are sometimes referred to as “Gentlemen’s Clubs” is beyond me!) soon before they get married, or even for no specific occasion at all.  For some reason which I will never fully understand, it seems fun and harmless to casually objectify women.  Sadly, sometimes women themselves  contribute to this false idea; some think they will be more appealing and sexy if they fulfill some sick fantasy.  Ew!  Totez gross!  Be a lady!  And the guys need to be real men (just like Elder Christofferson talked about in this post)!  So now howzabout you let me set the record straight on what should REALLY happen on the dance floor.

Hint: it’s classy, clean, AND still lets me bust a move.

(safe for all eyes and ears OF COURSE!)

Truths to Consider:

1)  Most girls/women who work in strip-clubs have been abused and are very unhappy (more to come on this idea in another post).

2)  Most boys/men who patronize strip-clubs are lonely, desperate, insecure, and unhappy as well.

3)  God intended for us to be sexual, but within the realm of a committed, marital relationship (read more about this here), and certainly not in some stuffy, crowded shack of sin that smells like stale armpits and halitosis.

(this sentence will be repeated in this post, FYI).

4) Miley Cyrus has sooooo very much to learn.

5)  Playboy King Hugh Hefner is a TOTAL loser!

So what is to be done?  Thankfully, all is not lost.  There are inspired leaders (ancient and modern) who have given us counsel and truth concerning these issues.  Here are just a few insights that will bring us safety and happiness if we heed them:

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             Dancing can be fun and can provide an opportunity to meet new people.  When dancing, avoid full body contact with your partner. Do not use positions or moves that are suggestive of sexual or violent behavior or are otherwise inappropriate….Attend only those dances where dress, grooming, lighting, lyrics, music, and entertainment contribute to a wholesome atmosphere where the Spirit may be present.

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     ~For the Strength of Youth

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[W]atch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds,

and observe the commandments of God…

~Mosiah 4:30

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And once again, lemme show you a girl who can dance

and have a good time while still keeping things clean:

dancing queen

And ya’ll, this may or may not apply to you, but just so you know,

any man who engages in any sort of these behaviors

doesn’t stand a CHANCE with me!

So keep it clean, and maybe we can get to know each other.

🙂

And now let me give you a nice, take-away quote (the one I said I’d repeat!):

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  “God intended for us to be sexual, but within the realm of a committed, marital relationship, and certainly not in some stuffy, crowded shack of sin that smells like stale armpits and halitosis.”

~Katie Wilk

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In conclusion, let me utilize the megaphone pic of the ever lovely Ms. Bedingfield (she can move and still be a lady!) to express something that I really just wanna shout to the world:

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       Don’t glamorize what is ugly in reality…

 STRIP CLUBS STINK!
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*if you wanna pass this message/post along, I wouldn’t object…

PS.  This is not a judgment on women who work in the industry, especially because so many of them are coerced or have a terrible background story.  Don’t call me judgmental, ok?  That’s not what this is about.  We’re all children of God, but sin is sin, and I’m not afraid to call it that…

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“Why would we want to glamorize or capitalize anything that reeks of sexual violence AT ALL?!”

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“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem”

~Luke 13:34

As you can probably guess, I had an internal struggle of whether or not I wanted to include a picture of this “book.”  But the juxtaposition is powerful enough that I feel it is justified.

Men, women, and children all over the world experience sexual/ emotional/ physical abuse.  And now one of the best selling books in America (and soon to be film) tries to make this stuff look hot?!  I think I just threw up a little bit…

Read more here about my VERY strong feelings concerning “50 shades of disgusting/filth/trash.”

And as is always the case, if you believe what I’m saying, don’t be afraid to PASS THIS ALONG!

Really Awesome Readers!

What does the stuff you read say about you?

For good and for bad?

and since you are what you read,

KathBath knows that you are at least somewhat awesome!

(since you’re reading my blog!)

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Some Mansions

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are better than others.

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Hugh Hefner is not a hero.  He is a ZERO.  He is not someone to be admired.  He is a sad, ugly old man who has made millions from an industry that has destroyed relationships, lives, jobs, freedom, confidence, health, and happiness.  Total loser, if you ask me.

Image

Plus, his red plush robe only makes him look more like the devil,

AND emphasizes his blood-shot eyes and blotchy complexion.

Screen shot 2013-08-19 at 7.32.32 AM

And ya’ll know how much I love free speech, but don’t even try to go there with me on this one because I will PULVERIZE every claim you make.  That’s how good I am 🙂  And that’s how bad pornography is.  So let’s hear what real men think of it:

Don’t care about/believe in religion/God/prophets?  This guy doesn’t talk about it:

And neither does this girl:

Pornography is terrible in every way possible!  It’s not sexy.  It’s not hot.  It causes abuse.  It degrades something sacred.  It it highly linked to drug use, depression, crime, and other problems.  Bourne Ultimatum?  I wish we could make it the PORN Ultimatum!  But until then, we just have to try our very best to control ourselves and keep this trash out of our lives in every way possible.  Sound good?  Peeeeeerfect.

🙂

But back to mansions, if we Stay out of the Smut that Satan Spreads, we can party it up at this one!

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In my Father’s House are many mansions... I go to prepare a place for you.

~John 14:2

(and for further reading, I also write about chastity/purity/sex/temples here)

PS.  Think I’ve covered all my bases, ya’ll.  And I don’t even play sports.

PPS.  If you are involved in pornography, there is hope, both professional and spiritual.  Keep fightin’

PPPS.  Even Mr. Hefner could repent through the Atonement.

still considering law school…

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