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Mad Max: Furiosa

Mad Max: Fury Road is the movie I have waited for my entire life. It’s not perfect, but it comes close. It is refreshing in many ways–it doesn’t rely on CGI, the secondary characters are fully fleshed out, and it doesn’t waste precious minutes of screen time on unnecessary exposition or explanation.

The First Actual Women’s Session of Conference

The Approaching Justice liveblog for the first official Women’s Session of General Conference begins here with the session at 6:00 pm MDT. All women age 8 and older are invited to watch the session, although I won’t say anything if you participate without meeting the requirements. First things first: A female voice over replaces the […]

Is Mankind Really All That Bad?

My immediate answer to the question would be that most of us are pretty okay. To suggest that we are only either good or evil implies that the vast majority of the lived human experience is invalid. Not every man or woman who lived did great or terrible things.

Religion on Broadway Part II: Repression

Author’s note: This is a continuation of my review of The Book of Mormon musical. You can find the first post here: Religion on Broadway Part I: Arrival   Turn It Off perfectly highlights a common problem among Mormons. We have a lot of trouble with just accepting that people have problems and need to […]

Religion on Broadway Part I: Arrival

For those of you who do not obsessively follow our Facebook presence, my husband Casey and I recently returned home from a week and a half long vacation on the East coast. We spent 6 days in New York City, so of course our first priority was seeing The Book of Mormon on Broadway.   […]

The Metaphorical Ton of Bricks

Most days in our lives, we go about our business. Everyone’s day is different, but most of the 7.046 billion people on Earth have established routines. Every day, some of those 7.046 billion people are going to hit a rough patch. Maybe a client yells at them, a lover’s tiff upsets their rhythm, or the […]

Perceived Threats

As any of my close friends (and several not-very-close friends) can tell you, I have spent a lot of time working in restaurants. If you have worked in a restaurant before, you know that every person serves an important purpose in the restaurant. If you haven’t, let me demonstrate: The cooks work together to prepare […]

Playing Favorites

After feeling marginalized and left behind by the PR department of the LDS church over the last couple of months, Mormon feminists are still feeling marginalized and left behind by the PR department of the LDS church. Two days ago, the Mormon Women Stand (MWS) Facebook page excitedly announced that they had held two meetings […]

Thoughts on Religion in Public Schools

Yesterday’s post on religion being taught in schools got me thinking about Why. Why don’t we teach religion as a humanity in public schools? Why would we as a nation rather let our children sit and stew in ignorance of other peoples’ lives? I have a few thoughts on the matter, and I’m here to […]