Women and Authority: Re-emerging Mormon Feminism
Utah women today might be surprised to learn their grandmothers' views on feminist issues, according to Maxine Hanks. LDS Relief Society co-founder Sarah Kimball referred to herself as "a woman's rights woman, " while Bathsheba Smith was called on Relief Society mission in 1870 to preach equal rights for women.
The society editorialized that females belonged not only "in the nursery" but also "in the library, the laboratory, the observatory." Sisters sent east to study medicine were assured that "when men see that women can exist without them, it will perhaps take a little of the conceit out of some of them." Temple officiators were called "priestesses, " Eliza R. Snow the "prophetess, " and women were discouraged from confessing to bishops on grounds that personal matters "should be referred to the Relief Society president and her counselors." Women were set apart as healers "with power to rebuke diseases."
In addition, Mormon theology spoke reassuringly of a Mother God of the divinity of Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Eve. No wonder Relief Society president Emmeline B. Wells could write with confidence: "Let woman speak for herself; she has the right of freedom of speech. Women are too slow in moving forward, afraid of criticism, of being called unwomanly, of being thought masculine."
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Revelation or revelatory insight is scripturally prescribed as a key ingredient of
authority and decision-making in the LDS church, from the lowest ranking
leadership to the highest councils. Revelation for the entire church is generally
Decisions about church revelation were intended to be consensual. In the
Doctrine and Covenants the membership was given responsibility to approve or
reject a proposed leader or revelation (20:65; 26:2). Also consensus was to be
Another valid question: does personal revelation make a person a law unto
himself or herself? No, non-hierarchical revelation does not negate hierarchy.
Structure is still there, but it is sacred, "hieros" "arkhe." The dissenters I have
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