Episode 105: The History of LDS Views on Pornography

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Join Lindsay as she interviews the Mormon History Guy, Russell Stevenson about his research on the history of LDS views of p0rnography.

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Plague: The Mormon Opposition to Pornography, 1850s-1966
Russell’s book, Black Mormon: The Story of Elijah Ables

Year of Polygamy: Eliza R. Snow, Episode 15

Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Eliza R. Snow.

Read the text of the post here.

Buy the reading guide here.

Other Links mentioned:

Brian Hales’ essay on the “Stairs incident”

T&S Timeline of Eliza

Episode 90: Russell Stevenson and three historical feminist narratives

Join Jerilyn as she interviews historian Russell Stevenson about three interesting historical stories that deal with women’s issues.

Episode 85: Mormons and Magic

Join Lindsay and Nick as they talk about contemporary ideas of magic within Mormonism vs. attitudes and practices that were common during the Restoration and the 19th century.

Books mentioned in this podcast: Early Mormonism and the Magic World View .
Bumper used: Selena Gomez’s cover of “It’s Magic”

Episode 81: Questioning the Ordain Women Movement


Lindsay and Jerilyn grill Kate Kelly, founder of the Ordain Women Movement about the questions they have and the questions they’ve seen most commonly from others about the movement and repercussions of the movement.

Links mentioned in this podcast:
Lindsay’s 10 Arguments Against Women’s Ordination
Jerilyn’s “Radical Self-Respect” post inspired by Kate Kelly’s idea of “Radical Self-Respect.”

Episode 80: Working Moms vs. Stay-at-Home Moms

Join Lindsay as she discusses working parents and stay-at-home parents and listens to the stories of four women that have done both.

Women interviewed in this podcast:
Verlyne Henrie:
Lives in North Logan, Utah, with her husband, 4 children, 2 cats, and a dog. She’s a pediatric nurse, which is a job she loves almost as much as she loves being called ‘mom’. She is trying to live her life without regrets.

Mary Harshaw Rindlesbach: Mother of two, Lover of pugs, Natural redhead, Works as a reality TV researcher MA Film Studies (Emory U), BA Media Arts Studies (BYU,) Lifelong Mormon, Had TV debut earlier this year on a Cooking Channel pilot but not for her cooking skills – it was more a matter of circumstance and she’s trying to make sure it never happens again.

Andrea Radke Moss: Andrea G. Radke-Moss is a professor of history at Brigham Young University-Idaho, where she teaches courses in U.S. history, American Foundations, the Industrial Age, the American West, and every once in a while, a senior seminar in American women’s history. She is an author of numerous books, articles and chapters on women in the American West and Mormon women. She blogs at Juvenile Instructor, and lives in Rexburg, Idaho, with her husband and two children, who have a part-time nanny.

Ana Nelson Shaw: Ana Nelson Shaw is a grad student, mom, college instructor, Primary chorister, and freelance writer. She believes in going the distance to see old friends, big Sunday dinners, storytime, and nerdy TV. She sort of blogs very sporadically at Watch Out for Mama.

Episode 79: Working For the Church as a Woman and Mother

Join Risa as she describes her experience working as a Social Worker for LDS Family Services and the LDS Church.

Bumper: Attitudes toward working women in the 1950s

Episode 78: Chastity Object Lessons

Join Lindsay as she talks with the Mormon History Guy, Russell Stevenson about the history of Chastity Object Lessons like “Chewed Gum” and the “Flower Lesson.”

You can purchase Russell’s book here.

Elizabeth Smart’s comments on object lessons.

PSA: Put Your Shoulders to the Wheel!

Labor Day Weekend, put your shoulder to the wheel by showing off your shoulders! Find an activity to clean up your community, dress in your “active-wear” attire and get to work! Hear more in the audio below!

Shoulders 2 the Wheel is designed to empower Latter-Day Saints of all ages to find & teach balance in doctrinal principles focusing on the topic of Modesty. We believe that we should have discussions with our children in which their bodies are celebrated when we discuss this topic. As church leaders have discussed this with them on local and global levels, we have received feedback from our children that the female shoulder has become taboo and a label of shame has been put upon any child (especially girls) who expose them, no matter how young.

We realize that body-shame is harmful to our children’s growth, their self-identity and can build a wedge between themselves and Divinity. As Latter-Day Saints, we want our children to distinguish between modesty and dress-codes based on age, attended events and covenants made. We ask our leaders to help differentiate these when addressing our young ones, through speech, magazines or the written word. Our goal for our children is that they have the best experience in discovering who they are. By eliminating body-shame, we hope to achieve this goal.

Join the group here! Spread the word and tell your friends!

Episode 76: Who Are Mormon Feminists?


Join Lindsay as she interviews Nancy Ross and Jessica Finnigan about their research and data they’ve been collecting on “Mormon Feminist Identity.”

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