Friday, April 29, 2011

Episode 3: Gender Bias in the Book of Mormon

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Could Feminism Have Saved the Nephites? by Carol Lynn Pearson

    “Are Boys More Important than Girls?” The Continuing Conflict of Gender Difference and Equality in Mormonism by Margaret Toscano
    (For some reason, Sunstone linked the entire issue instead of the article. The article starts on page 21 of the PDF.)

    Toward a Feminist Interpretation of Latter-day Scripture by Lynn Matthews Anderson

    The Meeting (a regendered version of sacrament meeting) by Eloise Bell

    Daughters of God by Gordon B. Hinckley

    Regendering Website: Enter a url and receive the regendered version.The image for this podcast is taken from a screen capture of the regendered version of the Book of Moses from

    The Book of Morma: A Feminist Reading of the Book of Mormon

    Where Is She? Gender Occurrences in Online Grammar Guides by Nicole Amare
    Research in the Teaching of English: Vol. 42, No. 2, Nov., 2007

    Why Sexist Language Affects Persuasion: The Role of Homophily, Intended Audience, and Offense by Erika Falk and Jordan Mills
    Women and Language. Vol. 19, Iss. 2, Fall, 1996.

    Speaking to God in his Phrase and Word by Suzanne Trill
    in The Nature of Religious Language: A Colloquium by Stanley E. Porter; 1996: Sheffield Academic Press

    For more discussion on this concept, see You Talkin' to me, Mormon? by Ziff at Zelophehad's Daughters and Gender Bias in the Book of Mormon by Kmillecam at The Exponent.

    Friday, April 15, 2011

    Episode 1: The Promises of the Checklist

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    This first podcast is part of my story as a Daughter of Mormonism. I give some of the reasoning behind why I started this podcast and as well as my own background. In particular, I discuss my efforts to live the Mormon Checklist and "do everything right" so that I could "qualify for blessings" which never seemed to come, despite all my zeal.

    I reference the article "A Gift Given, A Gift Taken" about early Mormon women giving blessings.