Mother in Israel, Judge in Israel
I recently had a conversation in which I expressed my hope for women to someday be ordained and serve in callings such as bishop. I described a friend whose husband is a bishop. They are parents of very young children and his bishop duties have made parenting difficult. There are very few worthy men in their ward who could fill the bishop position, so it has fallen on him in spite of the hardships it brings to his young family. I thought it would be wonderful if the bishop could be one of the worthy, older women in the ward whose children had grown up.
I was surprised by the reaction of the person I was speaking to. She found the idea of a female bishop repulsive, even though she agreed that it would be a logical solution to the situation I described.
In contrast, I have had other women tell me that they are uncomfortable having men ask them questions about their chastity and undergarments and would be more comfortable if they had a female bishop.