But I was thinking back to a women's studies class I took as an undergrad. One of the first things that our teacher had us do was sit down and make a list of the things we believe that informed our research. For those of us who were LDS, it was an amazing thing to admit that our belief that men and women have divine potential impacted all of our research - it was a driving force in our efforts to elevate both men and women, but also a bias to be aware of as we analyzed information.
For me, my beliefs drive my feminism, even if there are moments where my feminism and my religion intersect in ways that confuse me. Because the ideals that drive my beliefs and my feminism are inseparable, I will always believe those discrepencies to be worth working out.
So, what about all of you? How does your faith inform your feminism, and vice versa? If you don't consider yourself a feminist (yet), how does your faith inform your beliefs about gender?