The Exponent Blog

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...

About Face

Not long ago, when my husband and I were in a stage of life where we were changing wards every few years, I kept getting called into the Primary Presidency of each new ward....

On Appendages

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (originally published in the winter, 1985 issue of Exponent II) It happened again today. In giving the announcements in sacrament meeting, the first counselor in our ward bishopric invited the...

Closet Feminists

by Lorie Winder Stromberg (originally published in the June, 1976 issue of the Exponent II) Many LDS women today are closet feminists. They feel a certain affinity toward the women’s movement, yet they are...