Category: history

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Exponent II Classics: December Departure

Grandma’s stuffy house smelled of stale garbage and dust. The golden December sun made a brilliant window-print on the worn quilt that covered Grandma and the floral couch. She was in a semi-coma; the...

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On Raising Sons

For weeks, I’ve been trying to write something about raising boys to commemorate the birth of Caroline’s son. Then, I realized I’ve only been a mom for 18 months, and I still don’t know...

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Strengthening Our Ward Communities

This sacrament talk was given in the Longfellow Park Ward in Cambridge, Massachusetts and published in Exponent II’s Winter 1999 issue. Enjoy! Recently I spent the afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in...

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Paper-less?

Am I the only one who is quietly mourning the transition of Exponent II from print to web? My awakening as a young Mormon feminist came from the stack of yellowed X2s that my...

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Exponent II's Classics: What's a Mother to Do?

I’m glad I’m not the only person who tried to keep the rules and then, finds out that the rules were wrong in the first place…I’ve been jogging every morning for ten months, three...

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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...