Author: Caroline


Religious Rituals Reinforcing Hierarchy

This semester I am teaching a religious studies class and am delving into the sociology of religion in way I never have before. During our week studying rituals, I was struck by this passage...


The Mother’s Day Conundrum

I am debating whether or not to attend church on Mother’s Day next week. On the one hand, I love that on Mother’s Day we hear stories about women and often even quotes by...


Inequality in Marriage

Recently I met a friendly young woman Mormon woman. She had just gotten off her mission and was doing some child care work full time. She told me about her social life, mentioning that...