Unforgivable Pins: Mormon Women, Pinterest, and the Defining of Virtual Self

Mormon women are in trouble again. Not for selling out to the patriarchy or for working outside the home. Not for having too many or not enough kids. Not for wearing skinny jeans or peep-toe shoes. No, this time it’s for being overwhelming subscribers to an online bulletin board site called Pinterest.[i]

So, just in case you’ve recently awakened from a coma or returned from a lengthy research stint in the upper Amazon, here’s how it works. Once you create your Pinterest account, you can browse ideas for home design, children’s crafts, food recipes, home organization, party themes, cake decorating, holiday ideas, fashion, and even your favorite artwork, photography, travel destinations, cute animals, and life-affirming quotes.

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