A Sexist Cult

I wasn’t born to be submissive, but I became that way over time. I wondered why God loved boys more than girls, men more than women, why our feelings and our names and our positions are diminished in scripture, why our beauty and ability to seduce men- as the biblical Esther did- was most important.Continue reading “A Sexist Cult”

Lady Maenad

In Greek Mythology, the Maenads were mad women, dancing with abandon and ecstasy, manipulated, tortured, and controlled by the male god Dionysus. Their euphoric high spirits were viewed as madness and hysteria; their reactions to the abuse they endured attributed to the fickleness of their sex. In Mormonism, I was a mad woman, swayed byContinue reading “Lady Maenad”