Eliza Wells

ELIZA WELLS {[email protected]} holds an MA in religious studies from Stanford University and is currently a PhD candidate in philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on feminist ethics of care and the normative dimensions of our social roles. She is the women’s theology feature editor for the Exponent II magazine and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her spouse and dog.

Quoted at the Pulpit: Male Rhetoric and Female Authority in Fifty Years of General Conference

Articles/Essays – Volume 55, No. 4

Dialogue 55.4 (Winter 2021): 1–50
While much has changed for women in the Church over the last half-­century, much remains the same. Women consistently make up less than 3 percent of quotations in general conference. They are still described in terms of their appearance and relationship status; sermons about how they should live are the domain of male authority; their own representatives in the Church spend much of their time at the pulpit repeating male leaders’ words.

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