Sunday, April 03, 2005

Women in Mormonism

An intriguing article on the role of women in Mormonism-- discusses gender issues without harping on the supposed oppression of Mormon women.

Quoth the author:
Mormon women collectively desire that the world may see them for the complexity of their spirits, desires, aspirations, and personalities. We are not a stereotype! We are not symbols of fundamentalist gender oppression. We are teachers, professors, nurses, doctors, athletes, artisans, journalists, singers, gardeners, poets, authors, and businesswomen. But first we are daughters, sisters, wives, and mothers, and most importantly, we are "women of God…[who] not only speak because we have the right, but justice and humanity demand that we should."