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  •  BYU joins the 20th century (13+ / 0-)

    there is hope!
    Historic hire at Mormon-owned BYU: scripture prof who is a young mom

    this was a freakin' policy.  not just something they didn't get around to doing.  a freakin' policy.  

    Brigham Young University’s ancient-scripture department has hired its first married woman with young children as a tenure-track professor.

    Amy Easton-Flake comes to the Mormon-owned school with a doctorate in American literature and women’s studies from Brandeis University — plus a 2-year-old, a 6-month-old and plans for more children.

    "No married woman with small children has ever, ever been hired in a tenure-track appointment in the College of Religious Education at BYU," writes Valerie Hudson, a former BYU professor who now teaches international affairs at Texas A&M University.

    "It was widely understood that there was a prohibition against this," Hudson writes in the summer 2013 issue of Square Two, a Mormon-related journal, "for a ‘righteous’ LDS mother of small children would not be working outside of the home — and only ‘righteous’ LDS women would be welcome to teach and thus serve as a role model in the College of Religious Education, which supplies religious instruction to every single BYU student."

    Ted Kennedy: “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die…”

    by jlms qkw on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:06:46 PM PDT

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