Category: women

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Spiritual versus Religious

This summer, at the inaugural conference of the Mormon Chapter of the Foundation for Interreligious Diplomacy* held at USC, James Burklo**, Associate dean for Religious Life, posed the question: Are you spiritual or religious....

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Poll: Garments

Garments are a bit of a mystery, even for those who have been to the temple. Not only do we have varying messages from temple workers of how to treat them and when to...

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On Fat Acceptance

It remains a radical act to be a fat and happy woman in America. If you’re fat, you’re not only meant to be unhappy, but deeply ashamed of yourself, projecting at all times an...

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“Do You Hear What I Hear?”

One of my most cherished childhood memories is making plates of holiday treats.  Every year my mother would emerge from the pantry, arms overflowing with typical ingredients like flour, sugar, chocolate chips, and other...

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The Reality of Having a Female Body

The internet was abuzz a few weeks ago with the story of a feisty woman that shouted down a man who sexually assaulted her on the subway. This, and the uproar surrounding the new...

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Poll: Trials

None of us are strangers to hardship. We all have and all will experience a form of difficulty in this life and struggle to find strength and comfort and meaning in suffering. For some...

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The Curse of the Good Girl

The Curse of the Good Girl by Rachel Simmons opens with this: “Our culture is teaching girls to embrace a version of selfhood that sharply curtails their power and potential. In particular, the pressure...

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Poll: Self Gratification

The topic of female sexuality is a sticky one. Historically seen as sexual objects but given little room to explore their own pleasure without being labeled, women have only recently been able to express...