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On Being a Woman in a Universe Ruled by the God of Male Supremacy

The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. When he prepared the heavens, I was there. I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him. Blessed [ashre] is the man that heareth me.                                … Continue reading On Being a Woman in a Universe Ruled by the God of Male Supremacy

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The Crucible of Doubt

This is a terrific book for anyone who is struggling with doubts about the LDS faith. It covers a lot of areas where questions commonly arise, such as how a benevolent and omnipotent God could allow so much suffering, how a person can continue to participate in a religion despite the flawed leadership and despite… Continue reading The Crucible of Doubt

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On The Power by Naomi Alderman

This was a simultaneously enjoyable and agonizing bit of feminist literature. Alderman illustrates for readers what it is like to be a woman in today's world by flipping it on its head and imagining a universe where women are becoming the dominant sex, thanks to the development of a new biological power that renders men's… Continue reading On The Power by Naomi Alderman

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When God Was a Woman by Merlin Stone

For most of my life, I had believed that male supremacy was always the order of things, from the very beginning of time, and that everything we women would ever have would be because all the men got together and said "Okay. We agree that you can have birth control and that 70-cents-on-the-dollar job." (Or… Continue reading When God Was a Woman by Merlin Stone

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A tale of two futures: A response to The Handmaid’s Tale

This dystopian novel takes place in an alternative historical timeline in the United States (US). When the novel begins, members of the US government have been executed, including the president and all of congress. A new theocracy has taken power and eliminated women’s rights to own property, work for pay, read, fall in love, choose whom… Continue reading A tale of two futures: A response to The Handmaid’s Tale