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Corktree is exploring life and spirituality in new ways and new environments while studying midwifery, reiki, yoga, homeopathy, herbology and evolutionary nutrition. She has 3 daughters and one son, which add up to what now feels like an enormous family of 6.

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11 Responses

  1. Craig says:

    Honestly, I think it’s safe to say that I’m “more” feminist than a lot of the women here – or at least, I have a more progressive and “extreme” definition of feminism than a lot of women here.

  2. Stella says:

    Craig, I think you are too. I think that’s the amazing thing about feminism, it needs to expand to all sexes and people. So many men (and women) fear the word and think it only applies to one gender.

  3. Angie says:

    I suspect that mainstream Mormons consider me scary radical, and liberal non-Mormons view me as conservative and orthodox. I think of myself as a devoted disciple of Christ, with all of the activism, revolution, and passion that this implies.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Angie – I’m sure that most of my friends outside of the church think that my feminism is tame indeed.

    And I love to think about Jesus as a revolutionary. He certainly wasn’t a status quo type of guy. I may have to blog about that!

  5. I’m a feminist, but I don’t worry too much about the role of Mormon women in the church. Church is an option not a requirement.

  6. Jessawhy says:

    I want to hear the comment from the person who thinks women belong in the kitchen!

  7. EmilyCC says:

    When I was in grad school doing feminist work, I loved how we had the whole spectrum of feminism (from the LGBT pagan feminists to the Mormon and Southern Baptist feminists) and it felt like everyone valued and respected each other’s values and opinions. I wish I saw that more outside of school (in respect to feminism) and much more inside the Church.

    And, I’m with Jess, I’m intrigued by the broom closet votes 🙂

  8. Two of Three says:

    One cool side dish in this buffet of a blog (sorry, that was cheesy, but I couldn’t help myself!) is that I have actually thought about where I fit into the feminist spectrum. I would consider myself feminist with a lower case “f”. As much as I would like to be super passionate about it, I’m not. It’s not that I don’t agree with the Feminists (capitol F), I’m just not super passionate about anything. Personality flaw, I guess. But I am content with where I fit in (in this blog).

  9. Deborah says:

    No personality flaw — we love you just the way you are!

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