Date: December 04, 2017 08:52AM
It always irked me that the entirety of church focus was on the priesthood. Priesthood translated to me meant, men in heirarchal positions. They were the only ones with any real decision making power and the only ones that were respected. Women were praised and they had their assigned roles as relief society pres. etc. but everything would always have to be run past a man for approval. It annoyed me that the ward clerk had to be a priesthood holder... to do math, make schedules, accept tithes. it didn't matter if a woman was a professional accountant or Office manager.
terms used to describe women reminded me of how people described their pets. "Sweet", "gentle", "patient"... sounds like a horse.
And what did RS get to talk about.... stuff men said. They also got to talk about pioneer women who had faith in the priesthood. It always comes back to that.
In fact. the whole existance of the church is in support of that... The priesthood keys were restored to earth. Thats what is special about the church. Priesthood... Men.
Don't get me wrong... I don't have a problem with men. I have a problem with exclusion and a clear doublestandard when it comes to respecting the members. Women aren't accessories. They aren't auxillary.