Category: women

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Personal Rituals

Last week, my family made our annual trek up the canyon to a small grove of bristlecone pine trees clinging to the edge of a cliff. That cliff overlooks the beautiful Virgin River Valley,...

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The ERA: It’s Back

Women’s dearest possession is life,/And since it is given to her but once/She must live as to feel no torturing regret/For years without purpose,/So live as not to be scarred with the shame of...

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The New Mormon Feminism

Mormon feminism has had a big year.  After being pronounced all but dead, it has been thrilling to see this renaissance take place in such a short period of time. The year started with...

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Singing of Her

Cross-posted at Waves of Life Tonight Finn wanted me to sing “Boo Sky.” I remembered that Mark sings “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” to Finn when he puts him to bed. Since Mark is out...

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Reading Marriage, A History

I Started Stephanie Coontz’s book Marriage, a History, over 6 months ago and I’m still only half-way through it, NOT because it hasn’t proved to be an interesting read, but because time has been...

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What Does Your Price Tag Say?

“Madame Pericand felt that each social class should wear some sign indicative of their station to avoid any misconceptions, just as shops displayed price tags.” ~Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky Doctor: So, you dropped...

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Where Feminism Doesn’t Take Me

My brand of Mormon feminism has led me to plenty of feminist places. I kept my birth name. I want women leaders with equal opportunities to contribute in education, industry, government and church. I...

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Vocation Discernment: My Optimistic Vision

When I was eight, my grandfather confirmed me a member of the church. The Primary President recorded the blessing and gave it to me as a gift.  The second line is striking, coming from...