MSP contributes to a BusinessWeek article
I issued a call for volunteers to speak with a reporter a while back about a story she was working on. Several MSP readers and regulars stepped up and spoke with the reporter. The article is now complete and just went live on BusinessWeek’s website: God’s MBAs: Why Mormon Missions Produce Leaders. While I think the story could have been much more critical than it is, there is a little bit of an attempt to suggest that all may not be well inside Mormondom (on pages 5 and 6). Thanks to those who contributed!
And, thoughts about the story? What did the reporter get right? What did she get wrong? Thoughts on the tone?
Very true. Almost all of the high-profile leadership positions are completely closed to women, and it creates a situation where women can plug into the social hierarchy only as appendages to a husband’s status. So, while a man with financial success and/or professional prestige is immediately steered to the Mormon leadership track, and equivalent Mormon woman is a kind of mysterious square peg that nobody quite knows what to do with.
That’s kind of an interesting way of putting it. Specifically, there’s an unspoken assumption that Mormon missionaries are Americans. I guess most of them are…
Also, the tales of Mitt Romney’s mission were interesting. The theme to that story appears to be “wealth and privilege begets wealth and privilege”…?