Posts Tagged ‘ sexism ’

Dear God: Shall I Lament Your Impotence, Defy Your Injustice, or Renounce Your Followers?

March 21, 2014
Ordain Women at General Conference

Dear God, you probably already know this, but your followers don’t give me much confidence in you.

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What is Feminism?

September 7, 2013
What is Feminism?

If you answered no to question 3, what is your definition of feminism?  This will be interactive, and we will add your choices to the poll as we receive them.  But for now, here’s two options:

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It’s Not Always Discrimination

July 29, 2013
It’s Not Always Discrimination

There has been much made of the apparent pay discrepancies between men and women.  At the recent Miss America Pageant, Nene Leakes posed the question, A recent report shows that in 40% of American families with children women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men.  What does this say about […]

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How Racism, Sexism, and other Stereotypes Hurt Our Performance

July 22, 2013
How Racism, Sexism, and other Stereotypes Hurt Our Performance

We all know that racism exists.  Jeff (The Race is On) and I (The Black 14 of Wyoming) wrote about racism last week at Wheat and Tares.  But one commenter in particular said that race is not a problem.  (I don’t know what planet he lives on–apparently he lives in an area with few minorities, […]

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Posted in Mormon, Mormon Culture, Race Relations | 31 Comments »

Woman in Swimsuit + Hostilely Sexist Man = “Immodesty”

June 20, 2013
Woman in Swimsuit + Hostilely Sexist Man = “Immodesty”

Only straight men who possess hostile sexist attitudes tend to objectify “scantily clad” women, or see them as less than human.

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Posted in Agency, Mormon Culture | 59 Comments »

Male Ordination: Weekend Poll

April 20, 2013
Male Ordination:  Weekend Poll

The ordain women movement is focused on asking why females should not be ordained.  Let’s flip that around and ask why males are ordained. Discuss.

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Priesthood, Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

Brother Jake: Mormons are Not Sexist

April 18, 2013
Brother Jake: Mormons are Not Sexist

I decided to do an experiment: if you ran through all the explanations for why the structure of Mormonism isn’t sexist back to back, how long would it take before you completely contradicted yourself? Turns out about 30 seconds. For all we try and magnify the positive and downplay the negative, the fact of the […]

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Posted in Church Policy, General Conference, Priesthood | 52 Comments »

A Feminist Primer for Men

April 16, 2013
A Feminist Primer for Men

Feminism makes some men very nervous.  They are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing and being labelled a sexist.  They may feel like outsiders, unclear of their own standing as these conversations unfold.  Men and women alike may not be sure what feminism entails, but it can seem like a daunting list, one […]

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Posted in Agency, America, Church Policy, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics | 70 Comments »

The Cult of Motherhood

February 12, 2013
The Cult of Motherhood

I recently read an article in The Nation called “I’m Not Mother First.”  I also just finished reading Betty Friedan’s well-known tome, The Feminine Mystique, a book that turns 50 years old this year.  As I read the Feminine Mystique, there were several times when the cultural observations seemed anachronistic to me.  I have sometimes […]

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Posted in Agency, Education, Freedom, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 45 Comments »

Racist, Sexist, Treasonous, Militant Hymns

November 13, 2012
Racist, Sexist, Treasonous, Militant Hymns

As  child, I always wondered what the bumpy image on the hymn book was.  I had never seen the tabernacle, and had no idea the image was organ pipes.  As I would make rubbings of the image with a crayon or press it with silly putty, I envisioned it being some sort of temple ruin […]

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Posted in America, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Race Relations | 38 Comments »

Sexism and Political Hypocrisy

October 30, 2012
Sexism and Political Hypocrisy

In the October General Conference, E. Cook cautioned against political extremism that supersedes and erodes testimony and commitment to the church: Many who are in a spiritual drought and lack commitment . . .  have made unwise choices. Some are casual in their observance of sacred covenants. Others spend most of their time giving first-class […]

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Posted in Agency, America, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics | 46 Comments »

The cultural situatedness of theology

April 25, 2012
The cultural situatedness of theology

How do we deal with scriptures that offend our modern sensibilities? Even if we can be wrong, why defer to the past?

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Legalize it! Part 2: Prostitution

February 9, 2011
Legalize it!  Part 2: Prostitution

Today is another joint post by jmb275 and Hawkgrrrl.  Some of the comments in the post about decriminalizing pot also referenced the possible implications of decriminalizing prostitution, an even more divisive issue.  The underlying arguments seem similar:  these are “illegal” activities that inevitably crop up in society, it could be argued that consensual sex (involving an exchange […]

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Women with Priesthood in Ancient Christianity

January 10, 2011
Women with Priesthood in Ancient Christianity

With BiV and Hawkgrrrl discussing feminisim, female priesthood, and sexism, I thought I’d try to give a historical perspective on female priesthood in ancient Christianity.  I attended Sunstone back in August, and Bridget Jack Jeffries (who runs a blog called Clobberblog) gave a fascinating presentation on female priesthood holders in the ancient Christian church.  Following her […]

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The World is Sexist, Part 2: Our Bodies

November 2, 2010
The World is Sexist, Part 2:  Our Bodies

I have seen the enemy, and the enemy is us. Our own bodies seem to be a part of the problem of inequality.  While women and men can have equal intelligence, work skills, emotional intelligence, and work experience, there are still some inherent physical differences.  Women tend to have smaller physical frames than men (rendering them […]

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The World is Sexist, Part 1: Inherited Sexism

October 26, 2010
The World is Sexist, Part 1:  Inherited Sexism

“The world is sexist, but there are no new sexists being born.”  This idea from a friend helped me to understand the disparity between living in a culture that was created based on sexist assumptions and the actual rare encounter with people who are openly and unabashedly sexist.  In this post, I’d like to explore the […]

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