Category: history

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1880 Woman's Exponent Piece

Don’t you just love our foremothers? Woman’s voice should be heard in defense of her rights, those of her family, and of all she holds dear. A true patriotic spirit and feeling should actuate...

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Requiem for a Typical Mormon Woman

This essay (from the Winter 1993 issue) epitmoizes the feminism of EXII that I love. Click here for the complete version.She is Molly Mormon. Patty Perfect. The Typical Mormon Woman. Different names for the...

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In His Father's Image

I thought this piece, the 1993 EXII Helen Candland Stark Personal Essay Contest winner, was appropriate after Father’s Day (which, like Mother’s Day can bring up a myriad of conflicting feelings). We often think...

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Vacuuming the Attic

Housework isn’t the sexiest topic, I know, but since I’m doing more housework than I’ve ever done before, it’s been on my mindt—usually as I’m bent over a toilet bowl with a scrub brush...

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...