Elizabeth Smart and others are taking aim at rape culture within Mormonism and America -- and getting results.
Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought has been hugely important in my life. In fact, I'm not sure I would have ever converted to Mormonism without it.
If virginity is the cornerstone of female power, as Sister Elaine Dalton suggests, then its surrender, whether willingly or by force, is the very definition of disempowerment and devaluation. As Elizabeth Smart put it, who wants a chewed-up piece of gum?
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) While some Mormon feminists want access to the all-male priesthood and others see it as blasphemy, a third group of Mormon women crave a more engaged and visible role for women in the church that respects history and doesn't compromise doctrine. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.