what if one surprisingly cohesive doctrine could explain the many examples of inequality Mormon feminists talk about? Presiding, overemphasis on motherhood, anti-gay policies, polygamy, women’s absence from leadership, hierarchical temple covenants, obsessive modesty rhetoric, etc.? what if that doctrine comes from Mormonism’s sacred liturgy and ritual and we have collectively avoided examining that doctrine closely? This panel will present the groundbreaking essay by liz Hammond and discuss what Mormon doctrine— especially the temple—has to say about the status of women here and in the eternities, and how this doctrine affects the lives of Mormon women in a startling number of ways.
Natalie Kelly, Julia Hamilton, Amanda Klein Nokleby, Katie Langston