9/23/10: Mormon Feminism Today | KUER 90.1

9/23/10: Mormon Feminism Today

Salt Lake City, Utah – The scholar Joanna Brooks says there have always been Mormon feminists. Emma Smith, wife of LDS Church founder Joseph Smith, challenged the practice of polygamy. Women in Utah won the right to vote in 1870 and Brigham Young himself encouraged women to study law or medicine. So why is it that "Mormon feminist" strikes many as an oxymoron? Thursday, Doug is joined by Joanna Brooks and historian Claudia Bushman for a look at today's brand of feminism and what it means for Mormon women.

  • Claudia Bushman is on the Mormon Studies Faculty at Claremont Graduate University
  • Joanna Brooks blogs at Ask Mormon Girl and ReligionDispatches.org
  • Read Peggy Fletcher Stack's Mormon feminism: It's back at the Salt Lake Tribune
  • The LDS Church's General Relief Society Meeting will be this Saturday, September 25th at 6:00 p.m. Mountain. Click here for details and for links to the live stream.

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  • Books by Claudia Bushman

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