In October 2003, religion writer Peggy Fletcher Stackassessed the current state of Mormon feminism in anarticle, entitled, “Where Have all the Mormon Feminists Gone?” Her article noted the passing of feminist activism into history and the arrival of a more moderate feminism in the institutional or Church setting, particularly at BYU. When the article appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune, it got mixed reviews from Mormon feminists: some felt that the article praised feminists who had stayed in the institutional setting yet dismissed feminists who had confronted sexism and had been punished or marginalized. Peggy will discuss her findings and the feedback she’s received from the article, and Maxine M. Hanks will respond to the article’s themes and offer her assessment of the current state of Mormon feminism.

Peggy Fletcher Stack, Maxine M. Hanks