Mormon Church Has Taken “Baby Steps” Toward Greater Gender Equity, But LDS Feminists Say It’s Time to Lengthen That Strideposted on March 6, 2018
The Salt Lake Tribune’s Peggy Fletcher Stack reports on the feminist movement within the LDS church. Organizations like Ordain Women, which sought the ordination of women to the LDS priesthood, have brought previously taboo topics of gender equity into the center of public debate. “Not every woman can be a mother and not every mother defines herself solely as a mother,” University of Georgia law professor Mehrsa Baradan said. “We are thinkers and readers and speakers and leaders, and we want to see ourselves reflected back in the text and images and in the leadership.” Thus far, however, progress on the part of the all-male church leadership has been slow.