Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday Favorites: Best stuff on the internet right now (February 19, 2016)

I love family history mysteries and the ways people are able to solve questions. This story about a family mystery that was solved by a train ticket  was really touching to me.

Speaking of family history, BYU has a cool Relative Finder that connects to your FamilySearch account and tells you about all the historical people you are related to, like US Presidents, Mormon prophets,

For years, I have been thinking about how women (and men) are objectified by the media and our culture. In particular, I find it very alarming that with all the advances and opportunities for girls and women today in education, career choices, etc., women are still obsessing over their appearance and the power they feel they gain because of their bodies. I really like the website, Beauty Redefined, which addresses these issues. I particularly liked their most recent article which is A discussion of the objectification of women and two different camps fighting that.

Heather over at the blog, Women in the Scriptures, has an excellent discussion of the use of the word "unclean" in ancient Biblical times.  She has been doing solid work for the last several years studying women in the scriptures. I'm not sure I agree with all her conclusions but she does have some interesting things to share and reading the piece is well worth your time.

Lynne Wilson gave a powerful presentation about how Christ's coming and his teaching and treatment of women made significant changes. In particular, her discussion of the way men and women were segregated during that period and the way women were treated was startling. Christ's Emancipation of Women in the New Testament is interesting and thought-provoking.

What did you read that interested you this week?


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