Zelophehad’s Daughters

Aurora Shooting-We need to talk about better identification and treatment for mental illness

Posted by Beatrice

Although this post is a bit off topic for a Mormon/feminist blog, I feel that it is important enough to discuss that I am including it here.  As most people are likely aware, on July 20th a 24-year-old man came through the exit door of a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and opened fire on […]

Emma and Eliza

Posted by Galdralag

This essay was originally posted at Both Sides Now. Its aim is to explore how contemporary Mormon women relate to and feel about polygny. Please be sensitive in the comments. The excellent series at Feminist Mormon Housewives “Remembering the Forgotten Women of Joseph Smith” has given me pause on a lot of levels. It is […]

Hypothetical: Which do you think would more likely occur first?

Posted by Apame

1.  Openly gay member of the Quorum of the Twelve or 2. Female member of the Quorum of the Twelve And why?

Critical Thinking and the Modesty Meme; or, Why We Need More English Majors

Posted by Melyngoch

Likely everyone has come across the following internet/facebook meme, but just in case you’ve been backpacking in the Andes for the last two weeks with no wifi, or don’t have well-meaning conservative facebook friends, or have blocked all the well-meaning conservative facebook friends, or just aren’t on facebook precisely so you can avoid things like […]

Continuity and Discontinuity in Identity During the Transition to Motherhood

Posted by Beatrice

One of the key principles of developmental psychology is continuity and discontinuity. In lay terms, this refers to what changes and what stays the same within an individual over time. I have been thinking a lot about this recently because of my own personal journey into motherhood and how that journey evolves as my son […]