Virtual Oases

(We are resurrecting our popular feature “Virtual Oases,” which Deborah did such a great job with for so many years. Now Violadiva has volunteered to collect the best of the web for Mormon feminists over the last week or two. Please feel free to share your own links to outstanding posts or articles in the comment section below.)

 

Given the recent media avalanche about women’s issues in the LDS church, and the Ordain Women movement in particular, we combed through the coverage and brought you some posts and articles worth reading.
  • An impressive summary of what’s transpired between Kate Kelly, her local leaders, and the Church PR department, with some helpful historical context and tons of imbedded links to follow for more details. He doesn’t mention the statement from the First Presidency, so you may want to check out Peggy’s article for that missing chapter.
  • Peggy Fletcher Stack has written extensively about recent events, and gathered many quotes from the women involved. Here is a piece about what more “Moderate Feminists” want to see happening in the church. And another about other feminists facing church discipline.
  • Rather than speaking through the church PR representatives this time, The First Presidency released a letter about priesthood and apostasy.  And here’s a thought-provoking response from Casey, (with attention to point 4).
  • Three statements we (and our daughters!) can use to challenge sexism and “mansplaining.”
  • Mormon modesty rhetoric gone horribly wrong: college age Mormons and sexual violence. 
  •  Rounding out the list with some excellent alternative literary forms: a poignant parable, a prayer, a poem, and ascreenplay.
Violadiva is an oxymoron, a musician, Suzuki violin teacher, baker of sourdough breads, proud Mormon feminist and mother of two. Browse her late-night blogging tidbits at starvingmusicians.blogspot.com

 

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A quick round-up of Mormon women’s voices around the web (and other interesting links):

  1. A great article about the makings of a Catholic-Mormon marriage, and what it means to show respect for religion both directions. I have a vested interested in hearing people’s interfaith marriage stories.
  2. Congratulations to Jana . . . may good things continue to travel your way.
  3. A vintage FMH Lisa story.
  4. I love Tracy, but I may love her little boy even more.
  5. Vada: “How Presiding Works in My Marriage”
  6. SLTrib: “Mormon Author Tells of her Trip to Heaven”
  7. Curtains up on Margaret Young’s “I Am Jane”
  8. University of Chicago Professor Catherine Brekus explores portrayal of LDS women in history
  9. Californians: Go hear Kristine Haglund and Sheila Taylor next weekend . . .
  10. And stay tuned on this site for some exciting news about the Exponent Magazine!
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