Zelophehad’s Daughters

The Problem of Women and Church Courts

Posted by Galdralag

CW: discussion of violence and sexual assault Midway through my mission, I was transferred into an area and took over teaching the new member discussions to a recent convert, a young single mother with one child. The father of her baby was an immigrant who had married a local in order to get citizenship; he […]

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.

Please, Emperor, Prayerfully Consider a Wardrobe Change

Posted by Mike C

In the story of the Emperor’s new clothes, the Emperor is fooled by some charlatans into paying a lot of money for some invisible clothes. As he parades through the town in his underwear, the cowed crowds lining the street applaud and praise his marvelous new clothes. It is not until a boy yells out, […]

What does “hearken” mean?

Posted by Melyngoch

This ended up a little longer than I’d intended, but I like my findings too much to trim it down. If you’re not totally entranced by descriptive lexicography, I can’t say I understand, because I don’t (what’s wrong with you?); however, I can suggest that you read the first two paragraphs, the bolded paragraph in […]

Costs and Benefits of Patriarchy

Posted by Lynnette

As a feminist, I frequently blog about what I see as the problematic elements of patriarchy.  However, I realize that many members of the Church (not to mention Church leaders!) see the situation quite differently.  So I thought it might be interesting to simply see what I could come up with as far as potential […]