Category: Gender

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Poll: How Others Perceive Us

This week, Caroline wrote a thoughtful post that asks the question, “Should we tell young girls that they are beautiful?” In the comments, Richard K asked his wife a hypothetical question to better understand...

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Are You a Happy Wife?

One of the first pieces of feminist writing I ever read was the legendary essay “I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady.  It made a big impression on me as a girl just out...

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Of Sharp-Tongues and Binders

One of the more interesting aspects of this presidential election has been to view Mitt Romney through the lens of Mormonism. Having been born and bred in this culture myself, it has been fascinating...

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Elder Christofferson’s Remarks on Manhood: Feminist Reflections

From Elder Todd Christofferson, who according to Peggy Fletcher Stack’s report in the Salt Lake Tribune, discussed men, women, and manhood during the Priesthood Session, including the following: “In their zeal to promote opportunity...

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Virtual Mormon Women’s Line Up

I am a biological anthropologist and one of my favorite classes to teach is about modern human variation. I ask my undergraduates to line up in front of the class according to their height....

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The Third Counselor

I once served on my ward Sunday School presidency.  Unlike most auxiliary presidencies in the church, the Sunday School presidency has often been a mixed gender group, usually consisting of a male president, two...