Category: history

Reflections on Ironing a Christening Dress

By Maureen Ursenbach BeecherOriginally published in the Winter 1976 issue of Exponent IICareful not to catch the iron in the lace. Hand knit lace, three wide panels of it, making the organdy dress a...

Periods and Priesthoods

We were talking about the priesthood, and how boys get it when they’re 12 and girls don’t have any similar ritual. We spoke of the way that boys emerge into a very visible role...

In the Words of Wilford Woodruff

I took a writing class a few years ago in which I was given an interesting assignment. In it we were to take a published journal from some historical figure and write poems using...

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...

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...

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...