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Breaking the Patriarchal Grip:
an argument for governance equality through sacred disobedience
Sonia Johnson, LDS Feminism Activist
By Brad CarmackFirst drafted in May, 2012
 
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Table of Contents
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 1. The Problem ...........................................................................................
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 Sexism in Zion ............................................................................................
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 The Closed Door Problem ..........................................................................
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 You can buy anything in this world with assumptions ..........................
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 Boy or Girl? ................................................................................................
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We decide a person’s spiritual sex based on appearance
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 Harm to the dignity interest of women .................................................
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 Conclusion ..............................................................................................
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 2. A Philosophy of Anatomy, Mingled with Scripture ................................
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 Why all the dog whistles? ......................................................................
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 Putting our trust in the arm of flesh ..........................................................
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 Stop hiring astrologists to manage your theology!....................................
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 We can still identify as male or female ..................................................
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 Legal astrologists ....................................................................................
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 Politics at the COB ..................................................................................
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 A plug for gender freedom.....................................................................
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 A plug for marriage equality ..................................................................
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 Annotations ............................................................................................
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 Political neutrality ......................................................................................
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 ERA .........................................................................................................
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 GAA ........................................................................................................
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 GAA and the English Language Lobby ........................................................
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 We are
all 
intergender; we are
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intersex ...............................................
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 Sex v. gender ..........................................................................................
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 We are all intersex .................................................................................
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 Sex and gender are spectral, not binary ................................................
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 Gender performance .............................................................................
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 The curse of Cain ....................................................................................
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Mormons’ strange bedfellow: why the obsession with genitals?
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2Why only one appearance-based spiritual judgment? ..........................
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 Keeping tabs on the losers .....................................................................
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 Post-hoc justificaturbating .....................................................................
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 Never confuse certainty for proof .........................................................
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 Conclusion ..................................................................................................
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 3. LDS, Inc. ..................................................................................................
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 Corporate succession .................................................................................
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 Part II: On Activism.........................................................................................
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 4. Towards LDS Feminism ..........................................................................
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 Rebuttals to Common Anti Equality Arguments ........................................
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 Women make great bishops ..................................................................
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 Why are we behind the curve? ..............................................................
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 Some more iniquities inequities ............................................................
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 Get mad already! ...................................................................................
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 Lessons from Bottgate ...............................................................................
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Future PR Department Statement: We Aren’t Sexist Anymore
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 Further light ...............................................................................................
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 Conclusion ..............................................................................................
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 5. Why Sacred Disobedience? ....................................................................
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 Can we still have Relief Society though? ...............................................
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 The rising generation .............................................................................
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 Authority-
it’s all in your head
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 Media = power .......................................................................................
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 Try something different .........................................................................
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 Tactics analysis: sacred disobedience and direct action ........................
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 Death by a thousand cuts ......................................................................
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 Just be patient ........................................................................................
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 Think in decades.....................................................................................
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 Direct action and Satyagraha .................................................................
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Now’s the time
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 Conclusion ..................................................................................................
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 6. Why 2012 is the year to act, plus some tangible activism proposals ....
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 Ordaining women ..................................................................................
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 Suggested acts .......................................................................................
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Why not stick with “soft” tactics?
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