The Globe Editorial and Mormon Feminist Activism In October 2000, Mormon feminists made history by publishing a group statement in the Boston Globe. What began as a private feminist e-mail discussion in September 2000 quickly caught fire and within two weeks became an editorial with fifty-six signatures. The editorial was re-published one week later in the Salt Lake Tribune with the signers’ names. This historic statement resembled a declaration of independence. What prompted this sudden surge of feminist activism? What was its purpose? What did it accomplish? And what does it indicate about the status of Mormon feminism?
Maxine Hanks, Jody England Hansen