Romney and Women's Rights
Original post made by Gail, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Oct 3, 2012
-Mormon position on women has changed little since the early 1800's, when the official view was that "woman's primary place is in the home, where she is to rear children and abide by the righteous counsel of her husband"
-Mormonism has created an ingenious system of oppression, in which opposition towards men is tantamount to arguing with God.
-At age twelve, boys become members of the Aaronic, or lesser priesthood, and at nineteen become eligible for the Melchezedek, or higher priesthood. Members of either priesthood are higher authorities on everything than are non-members. Women are, of course, excluded from the priesthood. This practice in effect says that a woman's prepubescent son is more qualified to advise her than she is to advise him.
If Romney is elected President, how will this effect the rights of women in this country?