Honorable Mention: “I’m A Mormon Feminist”

Because saying it matters almost as much as being it, cheers to the women and men claiming their religion alongside their feminist commitments over at “I’m A Mormon Feminist.”

Here are a few of the great images you’ll find there:

 

What is a Mormon feminist?  Here’s one answer:

“Simply put, feminists want equality for everyone, women and men. Feminists advocate for everyone to have the same opportunities in life – politically, economically, and socially. …  Mormon feminism shares the goal of equality that feminism has, but within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and within LDS culture. Like general feminism, Mormon feminism is made up of a very diverse group of people. Mormon feminists also do not always agree on what “equality” means or how to get there, but they are all invested in the ongoing conversation.”

For more images, stories, and information about this movement, head on over to Mormonfeminist.org.

Author note:  ‘Honorable Mention’ is a recurring feature on this blog … a quick mention/shout-out to someone or something worth noting.

 

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About Caryn Riswold

Caryn D. Riswold is a feminist theologian in the Lutheran tradition. She is Professor of Religion and also teaches Gender and Women’s Studies at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where she has worked for over a decade teaching undergraduates to think critically and creatively about religion. She earned her Ph.D. and Th.M. from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, holds a master’s degree from the Claremont School of Theology, and received her B.A. from Augustana College in her childhood hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


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