Poll: RS autonomy
While many argue that women having the priesthood would upset the balance of power at the ward levels (referred to as “the Bishop jump” by Dane Laverty of Agitating Faithfully) is it possible that women having more authority and weight given to their spheres in the church might alleviate some of the problems Feminists have with the church today? If our revelation were treated as equal in relevance to our priesthood holding brethren’s, would many of the dynamics change? Would we be closer to the equality we desire, whatever form we envision that taking?
What if a Relief Society or Young Women’s President didn’t feel the need to run things by the Bishop? How would this change the way we function as a group? Do you think that women in positions of relative authority should be trusted to seek revelation for those in their care and not feel the need to get approval or explain themselves? Would it be a positive difference or chaos? It would be so nice to see some of the uses for the organization as it existed in it’s early days return to practice, and for women to trust in their own authority a bit more. What do you think?