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  1. It was one of a few listed items from their research that were specifically important to women. Another was.... More info like the link they published to their 2016 Next Mormons Survey? And of course the book. Phaedrus
  2. At least you are willing to share your opinion even though you admittedly don't know the context. Phaedrus
  3. I included a link to the full news article in the original post which has many details on the years of research they used in their 328 page book. Phaedrus
  4. If you want full police powers you need equal accountability.
  5. That is just misdirection. You called a serious academic work, published by respected individuals , by a major academic press something "of questionable origin" and some "nutty surveys". Those are very specific criticisms you offered. Phaedrus
  6. This is how you characterize an academic volume written by a women with a PhD in American religious history from Columbia University, co-written with a professor of political science, and published by Oxford University Press? How are you remotely qualified to question this? This is a serious question for you Nehor. Phaedrus
  7. Maybe I didn't make it clear in my first post. I see it but I was surprised to see that for some of these women it remained the last situation in there life where they were experiencing sexism. The fact that sexism wasn't in the other parts of their life is a positive.
  8. Like the law, religious discussions often are filled with citation and quotations from those with authority. While it's possible to find many exceptional quotes from LDS women none of their teaching carry the weight of authority. While it's possible to quote a modern prophet or apostle statements as having greater authority than one of their predecessors it's not possible to use a woman's statement the same way. It will be a good day when that is no longer the case. Phaedrus
  9. I think you might be confusing generations. I know multiple bishops and RS presidents that are millennials. Phaedrus
  10. Next time someone bears their testimony you should correct them and tell them they don't "know the church is true" they just have a viewpoint. Or do you only change truth to viewpoints when you disagree with the information? Phaedrus
  11. The good part is these women don't actually need you to believe them. They get to speak their own truth. Phaedrus
  12. The Salt Lake Tribune recently discussed Jana Reiss' new book The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church. The findings of their research including items where younger generations of Mormons are much more socially liberal than the older generations. The above quote from the book really stood out to me. Unfortunately sexism and gender discrimination has been bad in many societies but I think the trend has been moving against this for a century. In the secular world not only is discrimination based upon sex highly unethical but probably illegal. I hadn't considered the perspective of a woman enjoying a life free from discrimination because of her gender everywhere but within the organization of the church. Phaedrus
  13. It was the editor of the Washington Post that gave the informant that pseudonym. Bob was revealed as a informant to Bob Woodward but I think Ichabod Crane would have been more suitable but maybe not as anonymous. Now to get back on topic. I'll have to give this a listen when I have the availability. Hopefully it's more thoughtful discussion than debate. Phaedrus
  14. I'll admit I was a little sad to learn he wasn't Deep Throat in the Watergate scandal. He was considered by many to be a leading candidate. Phaedrus
  15. I don't know Jim Bennett but seeing Bob Bennett's name come up reminds me how much of a decent man I thought he was. I remember just a few years ago while on his deathbed he wanted to apologize to all Muslims for Donald Trump's words. Politics could use a lot more Bob Bennetts these days. Phaedrus
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