Feminism

483-486: Christine Jeppsen Clark, Daughter of General Authority Malcolm Jeppsen

July 7, 2014
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Christine Jeppsen Clark is a mother of six, a former Mormon Tabernacle Choir member, a Ph.D. graduate student focusing on dementia, and a dear personal friend.  She is also the daughter of the late Elder Malcolm S. Jeppsen — former LDS General Authority, personal physician and best friend to Elder Boyd K. Packer, and a GA who was directly involved in the excommunication of Avraham Gileadi (one of the September Six).  In this multi-part episode with Christine we discuss: What it was like to grow up in the 1950s and 1960s in Salt Lake City as a very orthodox, devout member…

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460-462: Lindsay Hansen Park on Bulimia, Body Image, and Faith

March 18, 2014
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Today we interview Lindsay Hansen Park, wherein she discusses her battles with Bulimia, body image, and faith.  

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458: Ordain Women Spring 2014

March 13, 2014
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On April 5th, 2014 Ordain Women will again be seeking entrance into the LDS General Conference Priesthood session.  Details can be found here.  In this episode we interview Nadine Hansen, Kimberly Brinkerhoff, Katie Hyde, and Debra Jenson about their participation in Ordain Women.

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455: Mormon Women Have Their Say

February 11, 2014
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In this podcast, Heather Olson Beal interviews three essayists who contributed to the book Mormon Women Have Their Say: Essays from the Claremont Oral History Collection: Caroline Kline (who also co-edited the book with Dr. Claudia Bushman), Anna Rolapp, and Elizabeth Mott.  In this podcast, we discuss the Claremont Women’s Oral History Project in general and then discuss four essays in greater depth:  Caroline’s essay on Mormon women’s conceptions of the self, Anna’s essay on Mormon women and California’s Proposition 8, Elizabeth’s essay on Mormon single women, and Caroline’s essay on Mormon women’s attitudes towards and feelings about patriarchy. From…

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443-444: Alternative Feminist Approaches to Ordain Women

October 16, 2013
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In this 2-part series, Fiona Givens, Maxine Hanks, Margaret Young, and Neylan McBaine discuss alternative Feminist approaches to the Ordain Women movement. * Maxine’s photo by Justin Hackworth Photography. P.S.  Here is a video attempting to explain what the Ordain Women think and feel, and what they are trying to accomplish.

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442: Ordain Women General Conference Priesthood Event Pt. 1 – The Participants

October 8, 2013
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In part 1 of a three-part series, we discuss the Ordain Women-planned event on 10/5/2013 to attend the LDS general conference priesthood session.  Participants include Heather Olson Beal, Ann Marie Whittaker, Tinesha Zandamela, and Lorie Winder Stromberg — all of whom participated in Saturday’s event. P.S.  Here is a video attempting to explain what the Ordain Women think and feel, and what they are trying to accomplish.          

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440: Mormon News Review – Ordain Women, Steve and Barb Young’s LGBT Support, and LDS Religious Freedom

September 24, 2013
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On this inaugural episode of Mormon News Review we have: Kate Kelly (founder of Ordain Women) discussing the LDS church’s recent response to OW’s attempts to attend the upcoming priesthood session of LDS general conference. Panel: Ralph Hancock (Right), Tom Grover (Middle), and Heather Olson Beal (Left) discussing: Ordain Women, including the LDS church’s decision today to publicly broadcast the priesthood session of general conference. Steve and Barb Young‘s recent presentations at the LDS/Affirmation conference The LDS church’s response to upcoming same-sex marriage legislation in Hawaii The LDS church’s new “Religious Freedom” initiative Please give us feedback and let us know if you like…

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415: Kate Kelly on the Ordination of Mormon Women (ordainwomen.org)

April 3, 2013
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Today we interview Kate Kelly – Founder of the Ordain Women website (http://ordainwomen.org).  In this episode we discuss: why Kate and her associates are calling for the ordination of LDS women, how female ordination might benefit both the institutional church and its members, and how others can support this initiative.  Additional links mentioned in the podcast are listed below. The ordainwomen.org April 6 Launch Event Info Salt Lake Tribune Article on Kate and the initiative The FAIR talk on the LDS church and gender They “Why Mormons Question” survey referred to in the interview “A gift given, a gift taken…

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392-395: Ralph Hancock – Critic of Mormon Liberalism

January 5, 2013
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Dr. Ralph C. Hancock is a professor of political science at Brigham Young University.  He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from BYU and a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and teaches classes on American and French political history as well as the history of political thought.  He is currently serving as president of the John Adams Center for the Study of Faith, Philosophy and Public Affairs at BYU, and within Mormonism is perhaps best known as a critic of Mormon liberalism and feminism.  You can read Dr. Hancock’s writings here, and responses to some of his writings here, here, here and…

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376: Margaret Young – Race and Gender Dynamics in Modern Mormonism

October 8, 2012
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A Thoughtful Faith’s Kylan Rice presents an interview with LDS author, filmmaker, and playwright Margaret Young. In this interview Margaret shares her story of how she became enthralled with Mormon Race Dynamics, and how she has spent her life as an advocate for Black Mormon issues in LDS culture. Margaret also discusses how gender dynamics present challenges to her and other LDS women, and how she reconciles these issues with her faith in the Gospel. Guest host Kylan Rice is a producer for BYU Radio, a poet, and a student of English literature. He also contributes, as a guest writer,…

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366-367: Joanna Brooks – The Book of Mormon Girl

August 6, 2012
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In this episode we interview Joanna Brooks – author of the newly released The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith published by Simon & Schuster. In part 1, John interviews Joanna about her book. In part 2, Joanna discusses The Book of Mormon Girl with a book group. Joanna is the Board Chairman of Mormon Stories, has keynoted at Mormon Stories Conferences in Salt Lake City, Boston and Boise, is the author of the popular Ask Mormon Girl blog at Feminist Mormon Housewives and AskMormonGirl.com, blogs at ReligionDispatches.org and is a professor at San Diego State…

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305-306: Flunking Sainthood with Jana Riess

December 15, 2011
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Today we spend two good hours with author and scholar Jana Reiss.  Jana is the author/editor of nine books, including: Mormonism for Dummies and What Would Buffy Do?  Jana is a convert to the LDS Church, and also has a Ph.D. from Columbia University. In this episode Jana discusses: her early years being raised by secular parents, her conversion to God/Christianity, and her ultimate conversion to Mormonism.  We also discuss with Jana her new book, “Flunking Sainthood.”

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217-221: On a Mormon Feminist Renaissance with Tresa Edmunds

December 21, 2010
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217-221: On a Mormon Feminist Renaissance with Tresa Edmunds

In this interview we speak with LDS feminist Tresa Edmunds.  Tresa is an active, believing member of the LDS church, and writes for several online blogs including: Feminist Mormon Housewives under the name Reese Dixon Her own blog called Reese Dixon (dedicated mostly to arts and crafts) Guardian.co.uk (a leading British news source) Beginnings New (a progressive resource for LDS Young Women’s leaders) Recently penned an article for Patheos entitled, “The Next Generation of Mormon Feminism“ Is a co-founder of W.A.V.E. or Women Advocating for Voice and Equality — which was established “To advance the cause of gender equality within…

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214-216: LDS Female Sexuality with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

December 2, 2010
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214-216: LDS Female Sexuality with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

In this episode, Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Jennifer Finlayson- Fife, a psychotherapist on issues surrounding female sexuality and feminism within the LDS framework. Dr. Fife holds a Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Boston College where she wrote her dissertation on LDS women and sexuality. She has taught college level classes on human sexuality and currently has a private therapy practice in Chicago. She is an active member of the LDS church. You can find more information regarding her practice, internet courses and therapy approach at finlayson-fife.com and drjenniferfife.blogspot.com. Her dissertation is available for purchase.

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173-177: Carol Lynn Pearson – Mormon Author, Poet, Playwright, Feminist, and Philosopher

August 15, 2010
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173-177: Carol Lynn Pearson – Mormon Author, Poet, Playwright, Feminist, and Philosopher

Carol Lynn Pearson is one of the most beloved and successul Mormon authors, poets, and playwrights of all time.  A comprehensive listing of her creative works can be found here.  Her book “Goodbye, I Love You,” about the death of her gay husband from AIDS, took the world by storm in 1986, landing her on Oprah, Phil Donahue, and many other T.V. programs.  Her musical “My Turn on Earth” is one of the most beloved and successful Mormon musicals of all time. Carol Lynn has spent virtually all of her years since “Goodbye, I Love You” as an advocate for…

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168-169: Mormon Therapist Natasha Parker on LDS Sexuality, Depression, Faith & Marriage

July 15, 2010
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168-169: Mormon Therapist Natasha Parker on LDS Sexuality, Depression, Faith & Marriage

In this 2-part series, we interview Natasha Parker — an LDS Marriage and Family Therapist who lives in Kansas.  Natasha blogs at both Mormon Matters and on her own blog regarding her experiences and thoughts as a therapist specializing in the treatment of Mormons.  During this interview, we discuss Natasha’s background, along with brief coverage of the following issues: LDS sexuality, homosexuality, depression, faith issues, and marriage issues.

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129-131: Feminist Mormon Housewives Founder Lisa Butterworth

March 2, 2010
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129-131: Feminist Mormon Housewives Founder Lisa Butterworth

In this 3-part interview I speak with Lisa Butterworth, founder of (perhaps) the most popular blog within the LDS Bloggernacle: FeministMormonHousewives.org. In Part 1, Lisa discusses her early life, how she became a feminist, and what led to her creation of FeministMormonHousewives.com In Part 2, Lisa discusses the importance of open, thoughtful and candid discussions about women’s issues within the church, and on the Internet In Part 3, Lisa discusses the costs and benefits of blogging, provides some final insight and advice to LDS women, along w/ her testimony of the LDS gospel. Music on this episode was provided by…

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112 & 113: Joanna Brooks Parts 1 and 2

January 20, 2010
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112 & 113: Joanna Brooks Parts 1 and 2

I recorded my first podcast in some time last night w/ professor, author and mother Joanna Brooks.  Joanna was a very important figure in the uber-controversial BYU Academic Freedom days of 1990-1993…and is now a writer on Mormon topics for Religion Dispatches (along w/ being the Dept. Chair of English at SDSU).  She was also recently featured on RadioWest to discuss the phenomenon of Glenn Beck. Joanna has recently started an advice-column blog entitled “AskMormonGirl.com“, and cross-blogs on Mormon Matters. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.  Please give a hearty Mormon Stories welcome to Dr./Sister/Mommy Joanna Brooks!

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076: Spirituality of the Rising LDS Generation Pt. 8 — “Kingdom of God”: An interview with University of Utah student Ann Whittaker

October 31, 2007
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In part 8 of our series on spirituality and the rising LDS generation, we interview University of Utah student Ann Whittaker. In this interview Ann discusses many aspects of her faith, including her exploration of church history and feminism issues within Mormonism.

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067: Women and the LDS Church Part 11 – Linda King Newell, “A Gift Given, A Gift Taken: Washing, Anointing, and Blessing the Sick Among Mormon Women”

September 22, 2007
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Linda King Newell, “A Gift Given, A Gift Taken: Washing, Anointing, and Blessing the Sick Among Mormon Women,” Sunstone 6 (Sept.-Oct. 1981).

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066: Women in the LDS Church Part 10 – The LDS Church’s Opposition to the Equal Rights Ammendment

August 22, 2007
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In this episode, Martha Sontagg Bradley, author of Pedestals and Podiums: Utah Women, Religious Authority, and Equal Rights — discusses her research into the LDS church’s opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment. Most LDS historians and feminists credit this amazing series of events as the major impetus for the Mormon feminist activism that emerged in the 1980s and early 1990s. This presentation was first delivered during the 2005 Northwest Sunstone Symposium in Molly Bennion’s home–and we hope you enjoy Martha’s version of the story. Also, if you enjoy this presentation, please check out Sunstone’s MP3 collection for more great presentations…

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065: Women in the LDS Church Part 9 – Margaret Toscano on the Church, Priesthood and Mother God

July 29, 2007
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064: Women in the LDS Church Part 8 – Margaret Toscano: Reactions to Dissent

July 28, 2007
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063: Women in the LDS Church Part 7 – Margaret Toscano’s Journey into Mormon Studies and Feminism

July 26, 2007
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Margaret Merrill Toscano is one of the most prominent and controversial feminists in the LDS church. In this episode Margaret discusses her journey into both Mormon Studies and Mormon Feminism. If you would like to express your gratitude to Margaret for doing this interview, please email your comments to me, and I will pass them on.

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062: Women in the LDS Church Part 6 – Margaret Merrill Toscano: The Early Years

July 26, 2007
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Margaret Merrill Toscano is one of the most prominent and controversial feminists in the LDS church. In this episode we discuss her early years growing up in Arizona as a faithful but questioning Latter-Day Saint, including her time at BYU as a student. If you would like to express your gratitude to Margaret for doing this interview, please email your comments to me, and I will pass them on. For the audio, click here.

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061: A Review of the First 5 Episodes on Mormon Women by 2 Brilliant Mormon Women (Part 2)

July 4, 2007
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In part 2 of a 2-part conversation with 2 brilliant Mormon women (Taryn Nelson-Seawright and Rosalynde Welch), they review episodes 3-5 of the recent Mormon Stories series on Women in the LDS Church. This includes a discussion about the 3 part interview with Dr. Claudia Bushman. This episode was originally recorded as part of the Mormon Matters podcast, but has been included here as well for continuity. To hear more of (and to purchase!!!) the wonderful music included in the podcast, please check out: claytonpixton.com and skyepixton.com

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060: A Review of the First 5 Episodes on Mormon Women by 2 Brilliant Mormon Women (Part 1)

July 4, 2007
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In part 1 of a 2-part conversation with 2 brilliant Mormon women (Taryn Nelson-Seawright and Rosalynde Welch), they review the first 2 episodes of the recent Mormon Stories series on Women in the LDS Church. This includes a discussion of my introduction on the topic, the 3 waves of Feminism in the USA. This episode was originally recorded as part of the Mormon Matters podcast, but has been included here as well for continuity. To hear more of (and to purchase!!!) the wonderful music included in the podcast, please check out: claytonpixton.com and skyepixton.com

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059: Women and the LDS Church Part 5 — 19th and Early 20th Century Mormon Women Part 2 (with Dr. Claudia Bushman)

June 30, 2007
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In our final hour with Dr. Claudia Bushman, she discusses early 20th Century Mormon women, again through writings from this era. Dr. Bushman also shares her perspective on the present and future of Mormonism, and provides some encouragement to the discouraged. In her summary, she asks our sisters to consider remaining engaged in the LDS church, even as times get tough. There is hope — and perhaps more writing, meaningful projects and steely determination are key ingredients.If you happen enjoy/appreciate Claudia’s interviews, please do email me so I can pass the word along. I’m quite sure Dr. Bushman will appreciate…

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058: Women and the LDS Church Part 4 — 19th and Early 20th Century Mormon Women (with Dr. Claudia Bushman)

June 28, 2007
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In this episode, Dr. Claudia Bushman joins us again to discuss 19th and Early 20th Century Mormon women, through the writings of 10 women of this era. If you happen enjoy/appreciate Claudia’s interviews, please do email me so I can let her know. I’m sure she will appreciate hearing from some of you.

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057: Women and the LDS Church Part 3 — An Interview with Dr. Claudia L. Bushman

June 18, 2007
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057: Women and the LDS Church Part 3 — An Interview with Dr. Claudia L. Bushman

Today we hear from one of the foremost voices on Women’s Issues within Mormonism: Dr. Claudia Bushman. Dr. Bushman is a historian by training, and has taught at Columbia University for many years. She is the author of several books and articles, including: “Mormon Sisters: Women of Early Utah” and “Mormon Domestic Life in the 1870s: Pandemonium or Acadia“. Perhaps most significantly, Dr. Bushman is one of the founders of Exponent II, a Boston-based magazine and now blog focused on feminism and women’s issues within Mormonism. She is also one of the early contributors to the now famous “Pink Issue”…

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