Zelophehad’s Daughters

How EFY Promotes Immodesty

Posted by Katya

About a month ago, this comment was posted over at the 100 Hour Board (a BYU-sponsored student Q&A forum): When I was growing up, my family had very little money and new clothes were rarely in the budget.

A Modest Bit of Data

Posted by Ziff

Over at Doves and Serpents, Heather Olsen Beal recently blogged about a Friend article in which a four year old girl learns the importance of not wearing clothes that show her shoulders. The article was also discussed at fMh, and Heather, Erin Hill, and Chelsea Fife were guests on a Mormon Matters podcast, where they […]

A Post-Pioneer Day Manifesto

Posted by Katya

Sunday was Pioneer Day, which got me to thinking about our cult of pioneer worship and how, even though we give lip service to the idea that any convert is a “pioneer,” of sorts, I get the impression that many people who don’t have pioneer ancestors (in the traditional sense of the word) don’t feel […]

You Talkin’ to Me, Mormon?

Posted by Ziff

I’m in favor of modifying the scriptures to give them gender-inclusive language. I’ve always thought that the strongest argument for this is that gender-exclusive language makes them insulting to women. But I recently encountered another argument that I also find quite persuasive: women find it more difficult to read the scriptures as addressing them.