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For Mormon Feminists, Progress “With an Asterisk”

posted on December 11, 2012

John M. Glionna of the Los Angeles Times reports on continuing gender inequality in the LDS Church, despite the recent two-year reduction in the age requirement for women missionaries. Gender disparities still exist in the amount of time a missionary can serve for and the age at which a Mormon can become a missionary. For church members like Jana Riess, an author and feminist, these changes represent “progress with an asterisk. It’s just not equality, and after a few glorious moments of believing it would be, that stings.”

Read at Los Angeles Times