Tag Archives: gender roles

Unburdening Our Girls

This week I am speaking to a group of teenage girls in the church Young Women’s program about my education and career. I have mixed feelings about it. I was initially flattered and surprised that an acquaintance thought to ask … Continue reading

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Some Relevant Background

Today I posted a comment on a blog post about Mormon Feminism sincerely asking other Mormon women what they believe are the innate differences between men and women that warrant our different spiritual and ecclesiastical roles. One person responded, “Well … Continue reading

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R: I thought you were going to take a nap. S: I couldn’t sleep. My thoughts are whirring. R: Worrying? S: Whirring. Spinning around. R: What is your brain whirring about? S: Not worrying. Just busy. R: I know. What’s … Continue reading

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The Best Part Of My Day

Let me tell you about the best parts of my day. There are two of them and they are the same, almost every day. The first is in the morning. I wake up to the sound of Dylan squawking and … Continue reading

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It’s amazing to me the lengths people will go to to preserve their image of an ideal Mormon life. When I first announced my pregnancy, people at church would say things like, “Maybe this year Robert’s business will really take … Continue reading

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After Which I Promise To Shut Up About Pants Forever

I wore pants to church the Sunday before the Sunday before Christmas. It wasn’t any big deal in my urban ward where one or two other women wear pants on the regular. In fact, it was among the least significant … Continue reading

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How To Have An Interfaith Mormon Feminist Marriage

I started writing here ostensibly to talk about marriage, and how it works as a Mormon and a feminist. I didn’t know any other Mormons in interfaith relationships and for years I couldn’t even find any on the Internet. After … Continue reading

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In Which I Prattle On About Food

This is not a food or lifestyle blog. I don’t post recipes or pictures of meals. I skim posts like that on other blogs. I can’t help it. I just don’t care. I also flat-out do not cook. I mean, … Continue reading

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The Making Of A Mormon Feminist

There is a lot of talk in and around the LDS church these days about whether women and men are equal. If I were speaking to a less general audience, if I were speaking frankly, I would say there is … Continue reading

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Why Marriage Turned Me Into An Angry Feminist

I started this blog with a post called On Feminism. I wrote about how I never really thought about feminism or women’s issues, but how I suddenly felt compelled to talk about both of these things and had no one … Continue reading

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