Thursday, January 24, 2013

General Young Women's leader: "No need to lobby for [women's] rights"

Excerpts of Remark stirs controversy on LDS women's rights and roles, Kim Johnson,
During the January 15th Devotional Address, Elaine Dalton said, "you will understand your roles and your responsibilities and thus will see no need to lobby for rights."

It's unclear what Dalton meant by the comment, but speculation is brewing on the website "Feminist Mormon Housewives".

Jessica writes, "how sad to tell women they should never lobby for rights."
JG writes, "I guess having a uterus disqualifies you from lobbying."
Rune writes "you know what I would absolutely love? If we actually got lessons about how to be like Christ rather than how to be like genders."

Some question if recent campaigns from feminist Mormon women to obtain similar rights as men... sparked Dalton's comment. One campaign had criticized not being able to offer prayers at conference and another protested for the right to wear pants to church.

To watch the entire address, click here.