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Ep 33 - Barbie: Neither Matriarchy or Patriarchy is Sufficient

Hi Barbie! It's time for our discussion of all things pink and all things ... Ken? Meagan Kohler and Suzanne Tanner join us to talk about feminism and the feminine, matriarchy and patriarchy, and individualism versus relationships.

Our Ratings: Content: Terrestrial Artistic Merit: 4 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 2 apricots

Best Books:

Liz - Beehive Girl by Mikayla Orton Thatcher

Carl - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis; The Wheel of Time season 2 (Amazon Prime)

Suzanne - Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross

Meagan - Live to 100 (Netflix); A Time to Build by Yuval Levin

Public Square Media Shout-out:

Sit Down with Sky and Amanda: The Redefinition of "Woman" - Reclaiming Womanhood


2001: A Space Odyssey

Hugh Nibley's “Patriarchy and Matriarchy”

Abolition of Man by CS Lewis

Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein

D&C 121:41-43

Ephesians 5:25-28

The Priesthood Power of Women by Barbara Morgan Gardner

Atlantic: What Barbie Understands About Mother-Daughter Relationships -

Vox: In the beginning, there was Barbie

All the “Barbie” Hot Takes

Why Men Love Ken

Barbie’s Quiet Rebuke of Transhumanism

LDS Interpretations of Barbie Face in Hat podcast: Barbie as an Endowment Film

Mormon Land podcast: Is ‘Barbie’ an allegory of Mother Eve in LDS theology?

Deseret News: Perspective: The ‘Barbie’ movie has a much better message than the doll

Exponent II posts on Barbie

Find Us:

Carl - Twitter: @CarlCranney

Liz -

Suzanne - IG: @suchstuffbooks

Meagan - articles in Deseret News; Public Square Magazine

Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney

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