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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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Thine own understanding: A review of Educated by Tara Westover

"I believe finally, that education must be conceive as a continuing reconstruction of experience; that the process and the goal of education are one and the same thing."                                                      … Continue reading Thine own understanding: A review of Educated by Tara Westover

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Fowler’s Stages of Faith

  "But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"                                                                                  … Continue reading Fowler’s Stages of Faith

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Mormon Feminism: A Review

I was pleasantly surprised to discover this collection of essays, poems, and scholarly articles written by Mormon feminists over the last 40+ years. (Mormon feminists, you might ask? Isn't that an oxymoron? No. We are actually OxyMormons.) Having grown up in a culture that taught me that women don't have anything of value to say,… Continue reading Mormon Feminism: A Review

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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