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Question #90984 posted on 02/26/2018 8:30 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Where were you on 5/28/16?

-Never Forget


Dear Elephant,

According to my journal, I started the day by attending a cultural festival with my family in Rubikland, then drove back up to Provo to make pizzas and watch the old Scooby Doo/Batman crossover specials and play frisbee.


-Frère Rubik

Question #90983 posted on 02/26/2018 3:12 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

After reading question #89212 ( I’m curious, what is the female equivalent of “The 666” at BYU? What are the 3 things guys are looking for on this campus?

-Not saying I agree, just curious from a females perspective


Dear you,

Since I'm female I can't give you the perspective you're looking for, but I just want to say that I've never heard of the "666" from any of my female (or even male) friends before that question. No woman I know cares about guys having "6 packs, over 6ft tall, and job offer for a 6-figure salary job". So I wouldn't be surprised if such a thing didn't exist from the male point of view for most men either.

Admittedly, the guys who think that the "666" does exist probably do have their own standards for women. I'm going to go with the "10-8-0." They must have the face of a 10, a figure 8 body, and the brains of a 0. Wait, make that a 1. They must be smart enough to agree with everything the men say, but they cannot ever be smarter than their man. This can also be summed up in two words: trophy wife.

-guppy of doom

Question #90937 posted on 02/26/2018 12:06 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

So according to studies when it comes to religion it seems that there will always be more women than men when it comes to being religious. I"m not saying that women can't be religious or Mormon women will never go inactive because they can and do. It just seems harder for men in general when it comes to religion.

Why do you think that is?
-That girl


Dear this girl,

There are various reasons for this. I'll list out some theories I've heard:

  • Testosterone. There's some predictions that this hormone makes people see the world in terms of black and white and be more decisive. (These trans men's experiences support that.) This can cause men to have doubts or worries about the Church or religion in general and, instead of wavering on the decision, they'll automatically leave. Some sociologists believe that the difference in testosterone (or other innate differences) may be causing this religious difference.
  • Family. Since women are more responsible for the family than men (though they shouldn't be—we need equal partnership!), they are more likely to take their family and children into account and do what's best for them. For example, take the imaginary mother Jane. Jane, for various personal reasons, now believes that the Church is not true. However, she sees the joy, friends, and mentors her kids get from Young Women, Young Men, and Primary. She knows that if she leaves the Church, her kids will not get those opportunities and may be isolated from their friends. Thus, she is more likely to stay in the Church/religion for her family.
  • Socializing. With the conservative Christian beliefs that women should stay at home instead of working, women's opportunities for socializing and making friends is much more limited than the average individual. Relief Society (or any church organization) is a godsend for these women, as they are able to make friends, receive advice, and get tasty recipes from other women in similar situations to theirs. Even if women aren't convinced in the religious truth espoused, they may stay so they don't go insane by only interacting with children every day. This theory may be partly vindicated by the fact that "women who participate in the labor force tend to show lower levels of religious commitment than women who do not work outside the home for pay." (I know they're not intended this way, but such data makes religious affirmations that women need to stay home look like an ingenious plan to keep women in their religion.)
  • Socialization. Muslim men and women are equally religious. It's Christian men that aren't as religious as Christian women. So this gives some credence that it's something we're teaching Christians/something Christians do that dissuades men from the religion more than women or convinces more women than men.
  • THE WORST THEORY EVER: women are naturally more righteous than men. Once a man tried to explain to me that Satan's followers were called "Sons of Perdition" because there were no women among them, and that women would never be sent to Outer Darkness because we're just so righteous. Guys, this just isn't true. (I was going to link a bunch of articles that talked about evil women but I started reading the articles and got so disturbed that I'm not linking to any of them. Women can be really, really evil. Just trust me on this one.)

There's a ton of interesting articles out there as well that address this question, so if you're really interested I'd suggest looking into this more!

-guppy of doom