Category: women

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Mormon Feminists at Sunstone

If you’ll be in the Salt Lake City area during August 10-12, please consider spending some time at the Sunstone Symposium. The preliminary program can be found here. IMO, the lineup of this year’s...

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What I really want for Mothers Day…

I have to admit that I appreciate a bouquet of flowers and some very fine dark chocolate. I’ve even really liked the jewelry that my husband has given me for Mother’s Day in past...

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...

Namesake

I love my name. It’s no pseudonym. Deborah. Devorah. Queen Bee. Just dare to call me Debbie as a child and my father would swiftly correct the error. The Hebrew Bible was his standard...

Skeleton Woman

An Eskimo myth tells the story of Skeleton Woman—a woman who, punished by her father, lives as a heap of bones at the bottom of a lake until one day a fisherman snags her...

By Way of Introduction

Last night I pulled a pale pink issue of Dialogue off the “Mormon Women” section of my bookshelf. (Do yourself a favor and buy the Fall 2003 edition; it’s devoted entirely on women’s voices,...