The Exponent Blog

The One I Believe In

“Lo taamod al dam réakha”: Thou shall not stand idly by the shedding of the blood of fellow human beings. When Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel was asked to name the most important commandment, this...

Virtual Oases

Both the original Women’s Exponent and Exponent II were conceived as forums for women’s voices. As the internet has provided a plethora of watering-holes for LDS women, it seems in keeping with Exponent’s mission...

On Becoming the Barking Mom

There are some things you can’t really know until you experience them. This is something I am constantly learning over and over again as a parent. I used to look at the parent with...

In(ter)dependence Day

As a child, I was fascinated and repelled by the game Mousetrap … the outcome so dependent on every little piece working perfectly in and of itself, and in concert with all the other...

The Evolving Exponent Tree

If you read past Exponent II issues *really* thoroughly, you may have noticed the tree logo on the inside cover. This logo has changed a couple times during our 30+ year history. As I’ve...

Monster in Our Midst

by Cynthia Thorley Andreason (Originally published in the Winter 1980 issue of Exponent II. For length purposes, we have shortened the article slightly. A link to the original full version of the article will...

Engendering

This week I was called a lesbian. By a perfect stranger. And for the very apparent (and substantial) reasons that I’m well-educated, I’m outspoken, I’m a feminist, and (are you ready for this) I...

Confidence

Is it just me, or do we become less confident as we grow older? When I was 21, I thought I could conquer the world. Everything was in front of me. I had limitless...