Zelophehad’s Daughters

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Mormon Feminist Life

Posted by Petra

Did you spend your weekend on General Conference? ****

The Movement to Hang Pictures of Female Leaders in Church Buildings

Posted by Mike C

Unless you live under a rock, you are no doubt aware of the high-profile movement that has been urging Church leaders to pray to ask God for new revelation regarding the hanging of pictures of female leaders in prominent church buildings. Led by Washington, D.C.-based human rights attorney Sherri Shelley, this movement has been making waves […]

Area Mormon Called to Serve as a Facebook Member

Posted by Mike C

In a dramatic move viewed by many observers as a step towards hastening the Lord’s work in the last days, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called their first Facebook member. Area man Aaron Fizz, of the Provo 279th ward, was asked by his bishop to accept the calling of a Facebook member, […]

I am TBM

Posted by Mike C

(Best if read aloud, preferably to your children) I am TBM. TBM I am. That T-B-M That T-B-M! I do not like that T-B-M! Do you like the patriarchy sham? I do not like it, TBM. I do not like the patriarchy sham.

Fan Mail

Posted by Lynnette

Anyone who has a blog knows that the ratio of spam to actual comments is crazy high. On ZD over the past five years, we’ve had about 16,000 comments—and 215,000 pieces of spam. Fortunately almost all of it gets caught, though some occasionally make their way through. (More unfortunately, sometimes actual comments get mislabeled, so […]

A testimony.

Posted by Melyngoch

This week, with Lynnette here to visit, I finally succeeded in inflicting my current favorite movie ever upon the last family holdout: we made Eve watch Troll 2. I’m pleased to say that she enjoyed it much more than she expected; she was still talking about the infamous and inexplicable popcorn scene the next day. Most […]

from Elder Bednar’s October 2011 General Conference Talk

Posted by Melyngoch

Sister Bednar and I are acquainted with a returned missionary who had dated a special young man for a period of time. She cared for him very much, and she was desirous of making their relationship more serious. She was considering and hoping for engagement and marriage.

The Circularity of “Separate but Equal”: A Dialogue in Socratic Form.

Posted by Melyngoch

Socrates and his pal Piggly-Wiggly are out for a post-Thanksgiving pre-Advent walk down by the river. Piggly-wiggly: . . . and you know what else? Short people. Short people just need to learn to accept their divinely-appointed height role. It’s not a lesser role, just because they’re not allowed to hold public office or propose […]

Nine Reasons I Can’t Write a Post Right Now

Posted by Elbereth

1. It’s after midnight and I really should be going to bed. 2. I’m too busy reading through all of the blog posts I started but never finished. 3. The gelato in the freezer is calling my name. 4. The cursor on my computer keeps jumping around, making it just too difficult to type. 5. […]

The Five Universal Truths of Road Trips

Posted by Elbereth

I’ve recently had the opportunity to do a lots of driving (somewhere over three thousand miles all told) and I think I’ve discovered the five universal truths of road trips. 1. Books on MP3 (aka CD/tape) make the trip go faster. I listen to audiobooks to help my apartment get clean faster but this time […]

Dear Dr. Freud

Posted by Kiskilili

Recently I dreamed that it turned out Elder Richard G. Scott was some sort of intelligence agent sent to spy on a fellow apostle, a certain Elder Nat Ott. Elder Ott, in turn, had been hired by the Church to spy on Elder Scott. (Alas, the details of the operation escape me.) What does it all […]

Contemplating the Divine Feminine

Posted by ZD

(In case you missed our April 1 transformation)

Random Facts: Tell Us About Yourself

Posted by Vada

I’m feeling a little guilty because no one has posted anything here for a while (and our last post was even a guest post — thanks Beatrice!). But I’m also pretty much incapable of higher thought function at the moment, so you get to read some more random nothingness. There has recently been a fad […]

Rearranging Zelophehad’s Daughters

Posted by Ziff

If you’ve visited recently, you may have noticed that elements of our sidebars have been moving around. We recently upgraded our WordPress installation, so Lynnette has been tidying everything up in the aftermath, when of course some plugins failed and now have to be replaced. But rather than rearranging pieces of our blog, I’m thinking […]

Three Years of ZD, and an Invitation to Say Hello

Posted by Lynnette

Today marks ZD’s third anniversary.  Our third year has been perhaps a bit slower than the previous two in terms of regular posting, but we’re happy that we’ve managed to stay alive (albeit with occasional long pauses between posts).  Our approach to blogging, as you’ve doubtless observed, is random and haphazard.  No one on ZD […]

Approved Party Song #19

Posted by Ziff

In a discussion about the hymnbook at FMH a few weeks ago, patti said that her husband thinks Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel is the Communist fight song. This reminded me that many years ago, when I was in a BYU ward and this hymn was announced, a friend wrote a note referring to […]

Books, Mormons, and Statistics, part II

Posted by Katya

Ziff, Ray, and Kent Larsen had it right — the Book of Mormon has the largest standard deviation in ratings of any book on the site. The stat is called “25 Books People Can’t Agree On” and you can see it at the bottom of this page. The Book of Mormon may be at the […]

Books, Mormons, and Statistics

Posted by Katya

If you like books and statistics, you’ll love LibraryThing. They have 554,277 members who have cataloged 33,647,263 books of which 3,850,295 are unique works not shared by anyone else on the site. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s [Philosopher's] Stone is owned by more people than anyone else (37,254 copies, 3 of which are mine), although […]

The Legend of Patriarch Hollow

Posted by Kiskilili

Embosomed in the gentle forests and river valleys that grace the eastern seaboard of our nation there lies, sequestered in a remote glen, a quiescent and somnolent hamlet still known to its superannuated denizens by the appellation “Patriarch Hollow.” In despite of their inexorable, diurnal confrontations with the exigencies of sublunary affairs, the inhabitants of […]

Sunstone Program Parody

Posted by Kiskilili

I enjoyed this year’s Sunstone symposium immensely and have nothing but respect for Sunstone’s mission. In various ways the sessions amused or inspired me by turns, and I especially appreciated the opportunity to form off-line friendships with fellow bloggernaclerites. The seeming bizarreness of the topics of certain sessions is exactly what makes Sunstone welcoming to […]