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feminism 101: patriarchy

What is patriarchy? A patriarchal system is one in which adult men hold most, much, or all of the power. Patriarchy means “rule by fathers”, though the word as we use it now refers to men. Patriarchy is a system, not a group of people or a person. When feminists…

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feminism 101- the F word

In the tradition of Mormon sacrament meeting rhetorical practice, I feel compelled to start with a definition. Feminism, according to my quick Googling, is “The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” This definition is a good start. Please note the use…

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transuary: trans 101

Transgender is defined by the New Oxford American Dictionary as an adjective meaning “identified as a gender other than the biological one”. Trans people feel that their gender identity is inconsistent with their assigned gender.

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happy birthday YMF!

It’s true. Exactly one year ago today, I googled something like “blogging sites,” decided on wordpress, and then bought the domain for Young Mormon Feminists. It has been 365 days of trying to make this blog into a community for people wanting to learn, talk, and connect about Mormon feminism.…

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addressing claims of “reverse sexism”

Guest post by Darryl Reid. Darryl is an activist, writer, and photographer from Ontario, Canada. You can read more by him on Young Mormon Feminists here. I recently came across an old political cartoon from 1915 that depicted a pair of pants with the words “What will men wear when…

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because i have been given much, i too must give feedback (results)

Hello readers! On July 19th/21st (deciding on an exact anniversary is hard) it was the fourth birthday of Young Mormon Feminists. As we have done semi-regularly/sporadically (semiregadically?), we put out a survey to the YMF community to better understand who’s here, what’s going well, and what could go better. In…

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sunday spotlight: samantha

Sunday Spotlight is a series where we profile individuals in the Young Mormon Feminists community to hear their stories and get to know them a little better through Q&A or their personal narratives. This week we talked with Samantha Layco.     Who are you and what are you up…

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pioneers

From the time I was small, I’ve always loved Pioneer Day. I am a descendant of pioneers, and loved to hear the stories of ancestors who risked everything, even their lives, for what they believed in. I would often think about whether I could be brave enough and strong enough…

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sunday spotlight: terrell

Sunday Spotlight is a series where we profile individuals in the Young Mormon Feminists community to hear their stories and get to know them a little better through Q&A or their personal narratives. This week we talked with Terrell. Who are you and what are you up to?  My name…

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there is room

As a supporter of Ordain Women, I was saddened by the letter sent from the PR department of the church in regards to the ticket request made by event organizers for the upcoming priesthood session of general conference. I was not saddened because the answer to the ticket request was…

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Resources

Young Mormon Feminist Resources (frequently updated) Or: How to engage in an intelligent conversation about Mormon Feminism Feminism in general FAQ page of feminist terms: http://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/purpose/ Historical overview of feminism: http://bitchmagazine.org/article/everything-about-feminism-you-wanted-to-know-but-were-afraid-to-ask Forms of sexism What is ambivalent sexism? (Hostile and benevolent sexism): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambivalent_sexism Benevolent sexism http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psysociety/2013/04/02/benevolent-sexism/ Ambivalent sexism inventory: http://www.understandingprejudice.org/asi/…

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good comments

Ladies and Gentlemen, sometimes the internets can be great. Then sometimes things go horribly wrong. Horribly, horribly wrong. It’s good to be reminded of the saying “Just because you can say something, doesn’t mean you should.” A google search does not inform me who said this, though I suspect it…

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