Zelophehad’s Daughters

How Do You Read Books (and Watch Movies)?

Posted by Ziff

I just picked up Tyler Cowen’s Discover your Inner Economist, and found that he has some rather unorthodox suggestions for how to get the most enjoyment out of reading books and watching movies. He argues that when it comes to these experiences, the major limiting factor is the scarcity of our own attention. Cowen’s approach? […]

Posted by ZD

Exploring the male-female religiosity gap: Women who don’t believe in an afterlife are more religious than men who don’t believe. Believing women and men are equally religious.

Posted by ZD

Discussion of feminism at the Waters of Mormon

Posted by ZD

Speaking of questions of theodicy: Robert Jordan dies without finishing his Wheel of Time series

Obedience and Blessings

Posted by Lynnette

In sacrament meeting last week, one of the speakers in my ward quoted in passing some verses from D&C 130 which have often perplexed me: There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated— And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is […]

Posted by ZD

Church apology for Mountain Meadows

I Hate Breastfeeding

Posted by Vada

(In a recent off-blog discussion, I mentioned how we’d never discussed childbearing or breastfeeding on our blog. Since I’m the only one of us who has actually born a child or breastfed (at least as far as I know), I figured I’d have to be the one to remedy that. So I pulled out a […]

Why Hide the Handbook?

Posted by Ziff

Why can’t ordinary members read the Church Handbook of Instructions?

Posted by ZD

Bushman takes the Claremont position (bloggernacle discussion here and here)

In Praise of Feminine Language

Posted by Eve

A couple of months ago Idahospud favored us with a fascinating analysis of blogging genderlect over at FMH, which reminded me of a long-simmering desire to take a manly stand for womanspeak. (Oh, the androgyny.) Every once in a while the Bloggernacle revisits the familiar critique of the stereotypical LDS woman’s inability to make a […]

Friendship in Eternity

Posted by Lynnette

I recently read an article by Catholic ethicist Christine Gudorf which made some thought-provoking points about the expectations which get placed on families as a result of our late modern, highly mobile lifestyle. Because people are less likely to have communities and extended kinship networks to turn to, she observes, the immediate family ends up […]

Posted by ZD

Do boys ruin school for girls?