Letter: Women don't get their authority from men
I see the good ladies of the LDS Church are once more wanting the "priesthood." Women already have the authority they need to do whatever they want to do. They don't need some man to bequeath it to them.
In the early '80s, the fight over the Equal Rights Amendment was in full swing. As I went out to get my paper one morning, I noticed about 20 ladies on my neighbor's front lawn. They were on their way to Temple Square to protest the Equal Rights Amendment because the brethren had told them to.
They asked me if I was going. I asked them if they had read the amendment. Not one of them had. I never questioned their right to oppose it, but to never even have read it and thought about it was unbelievable to me.
Cease the unquestioning obedience to these men. You will never get the "priesthood" because access to power, money and secrets will not be given up. But you will be royally schmoozed out of thinking you can do anything at all beyond being wife and mother.