Linda P. Wilcox
LINDA P. WILCOX, the mother of three daughters, is a history graduate from Stanford with a master's in education from Stanford and another in history from the University of Utah. Currently an administrative assistant in local government, she has published on Brigham Young, Utah agricultural history, and has two essays on Mormon concepts of motherhood and the belief in Mother in Heaven forthcoming in a new book.
The Imperfect Science: Brigham Young on Medical Doctors
Articles/Essays – Volume 12, No. 3
Crying Change in a Permanent World: Contemporary Mormon Women on Motherhood
Articles/Essays – Volume 18, No. 2
Dialogue 18.2 (Summer 1985): 116–127
Women in the Mormon Church are encouraged toward traditional roles and attitudes that discourage personal, familial, and societal change. The ideal female role is that of a non-wage-earning wife and mother in a nuclear family where the husband is the provider and the woman’s energies are directed toward her family, the Church, and perhaps community service.