Are Boys More Important Than Girls? The Conflict Between Gender Difference And Equality In Mormonism This presentation examines three sets of related inquiries to the question, “Are boys more important than girls?” (1) What kind of equality does God’s justice demand to fulfill the scriptural exhortation that we are all “alike unto God”? Can gender difference and equality coexist? (2) Can equality be measured objectively? Are there certain criteria we should look for? Do we find them in the Church? Or is equality a subjective matter? If LDS women feel equal, is that sufficient? (3) Does the Church have the moral duty to promote equality within its organization? And should, or can, members work for change in an organization that is run by priesthood authority?
Margaret Toscano, Ph.D., Presenter; Mary Ellen Robertson, M.A., Respondent