Taylor Petrey's new book argues that gender identity in Mormonism is not fixed, but fluid and changeable. It only *looks* like gender essentialism.
(RNS) — If young Mormon boys were to explicitly acknowledge Heavenly Mother every week in a devotional way, like the girls now do, that would be an attribution of power — to a woman.
(RNS) — Recent news stories have brought home to me how inhospitable the LDS church is to hearing women's voices, and how very hospitable it is to protecting male power.
Mormon temple rituals have been updated to reflect a greater focus on gender equality, among other changes.
(RNS) — Historian Colleen McDannell sees long-term progress for Mormon women in several key areas, including the temple endowment (no more curses for Eve!), softer rhetoric about working women, and — yes — even the Proclamation on the Family.
From dismantling patriarchy to having more potlucks, guest blogger Mette Harrison suggests 10 ways toward a kinder, gentler Mormonism.
At age nine, Mette Harrison made a conscious decision to masquerade as a boy as much as possible, mainly at school, because she hated being a girl. Specifically, she hated being a girl in the Mormon world.
Single Mormon women: You've been hijacked by dangerous feminist ideologies that prevent you from recognizing that you can never be happy without a man. Any man. So sisters, get with the program.
Older Mormons, not younger ones, are more likely to doubt -- and women are just as likely to doubt as men. These are just two of the surprising findings from Pew's study of Mormons, which is heavily weighted toward the experiences of active Latter-day Saints.
One year after the Obergefell decision, many are still suffering the aftershocks of the LDS Church's resistance to LGBT equality.
Will Mormons get an apostle of color this weekend, someone who represents the broadening international base of the LDS Church? And four other possible themes of General Conference.
I see positive signs that we may have turned a corner in the Mormon modesty wars. Pass the root beer, people, and let's celebrate.
Family or career? These options are too often seen as an either-or proposition by Mormon women, says today's guest blogger. She's launched a social media campaign to show women who are embracing both.
Many Mormon women “have this ideal of who they’re supposed to be in order to be good and to be loved," says author Jamie Zvirzdin. But what happens when they go off script? Enter the new book "Fresh Courage Take."
New research suggests that every time Mormon leaders emphasize the fragility of womanhood, they undermine the notion that femininity is innate.
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