Biological Shame

At my junior high, everyone went through a sexual education class in 7th grade. One semester you had PE, and the next you had Health one quarter and the other was sex ed. So everyone had it. Or nearly everyone, because as you can imagine, I was pulled from the class. I don’t know if … More Biological Shame

Trational Roles

I don’t know if the reason feminism has recently dominated my mind is because of the recent political climate or because of my recent reading material. Quite possibly both. And during my reading this week there was one thing that really struck home. In From Housewife to Heretic, Sonia Johnson talks about the patriarchy and … More Trational Roles

Mormon Politics

So this past Wednesday was International Women’s Day, and I found that it was appropriate that I was reading From Housewife to Heretic by Sonia Johnson. I’m only about halfway through at this point, but it’s been a fascinating read. It’s about how the Mormon Church decided that women shouldn’t have equal rights (no surprise … More Mormon Politics

Long-awaited Reply

After many years not feeling like I belonged in the Mormon Church, I sent off a letter to the church records department requesting to be taken off the membership roster of the church. I know a lot of people don’t understand the reasoning behind going through the formal process, and I’m not sure how other … More Long-awaited Reply

Podcast Time!

This Sunday, I stopped by Ris’s and we recorded another episode for the podcast. We had a couple guests on, who are still religious, and we had a very nice round-table discussion about different aspects of religion and our different experiences with it. We ended up talking for about and hour and a half, so … More Podcast Time!

Religious Strain on Family Dynamics

I was listening to the Thinking Atheist podcast a couple days ago, the episode titled “Religious Family/Conditional Love”. As the title suggests, in this episode, Seth Andrews speaks to people and reads emails that were submitted about how some religious families hinge their love on the requirement that they’re of the same religious persuasion. This … More Religious Strain on Family Dynamics