Sunday in Outer Blogness: Gender Equality Edition!
When LDS spokesman Michael Otterson decided to describe what Mormon equality looks like, which led to a fair amount of commentary. (On a related[?] note, there was some new interest in the question of why people don’t like Mormons and problems with LDS PR stragegy.) The General Conference commentary isn’t quite done, especially with regards to singles, marriage, family, and gender roles, but perhaps a better showcase for LDS women can be found at Sunstone.
Seems that things still aren’t equal for diverse women in Utah (or elsewhere) — though sometimes the women come out ahead. To learn more about women, you don’t have to go to the coochie museum — you can get some perspective from women’s personal/political history. And — speaking of gender and sex — hand-in-hand with women‘s issues, don’t forget gay issues and supporters. Race and nationality also have an interesting history in Mormon doctrine and practice.
There weren’t as many tales of dealing with Mormon family (and finding new happiness) this past week. It seems like people were more interested in talking about politics, money, and especially economics. The CoJCoL-dS is preaching Socialism (though perhaps not practicing it). Despite borrowing mind-boggling sums for wars, the US government can’t seem to change. Will the Republicans get their act together?
Sorry this one is a little late — with a sunny Spring Break like this one, it’s hard to stay on schedule. But there was a lot of fun stuff this past week, so I wish you happy reading! 😀