More women than ever are serving Mormon missions. They are undertaking new leadership roles. They are gaining greater visibility in church events. Some are wearing pants to Sunday services as a symbolic statement for greater equality. And some are seeking what they see as the ultimate equalizer: admission to the all-male priesthood.
Yes, it's fair to say that gender issues are at the faith's forefront.
That's why a group of scholars has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund a survey of rank-and-file Mormons about their views on the topic.
A primary objective would be to "capture a more nuanced view of gender issues in the Mormon church that is captured by existing (and often-cited) surveys," states an explanation of the project on the kickstarter website. "This survey will capture the views of a wide range of Mormons (not just 'active' Mormons), given that dissatisfaction with gender inequality in the LDS Church often plays a significant role in disaffiliation."