Thank you for writing this article on these two amazing women. If we could all
be just a little more like them, the world would surely be a better place. This also busts the myth that LDS women are kept down, and treated less than
what they should be. If we have worthy goals, we will be supported in them.
It has been quite discouraging to hear a few sisters, ignorant of the noble role
of women in the Church's history, disparage LDS leaders and stage silly,
infantile protests like wearing pants on Sunday. I wish that all of my sisters
in the Gospel could take the message of this article to heart. LDS women are not
discriminated against or kept down, and while feminists may revile women's
roles in the Church, the Sisters of Zion know their infinite and eternal value.
Beautiful article. Thank you. There is a picture of Eliza R Snow in the temple
I attend. People ask me many times who that is. I feel proud to tell them who
it is and now I will be able to tell more about that great lady.
Your article of 2 Great Women, brought back fond memories of my first home
teaching assignment; Sister Hill was about 95 years old, and shared memories of
being with her Mother, Dr. Shipp while in medical school in Philadephia. Her
mother reminded her of the terrible nausea and vomitting while working in the
disection lab in Medical School This promted me to read her Biography,
which I encourage all to read. I am still grateful to Sister Hill for sharing
the stories of her mother, which motivated me to study Medicine.
[Against all odds (which included her husband’s reluctance, a lack of
financial resources]So her husband was a hindrance, both emotionally
and financially? Imagine what she could have accomplished without him holding
her back.I think this story illustrates the main criticism about
women's position in the church. Why should a woman have to work harder than
a man to achieve same result?Oatmeal:[silly, infantile
protests like wearing pants on Sunday.]Or maybe they're just
tired of buy/wearing dresses that they don't wear any other day of the
week. Even most women's professional business attire is considered too
"edgy" for the LDS church.
@Oatmeal, I wish that all of my sisters in the Gospel could take the message of
this article to heart. LDS women are not discriminated against or kept down, and
while feminists may revile women's roles in the Church, the Sisters of Zion
know their infinite and eternal value.Ye also, as lively stones, are
built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual
sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ(1 Peter 2:5). For there is
only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity--the man Christ
Jesus.(1Tim 2:5 )
What a beautiful article! Thank you for giving us these two examples lest we
forget our important role as women in Zion.