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Sis. Ulrich gave a wonderful talk at the Fair Mormon Conference. https://www.fairmormon.org/conference/august-2019/women-men-and-priesthood-power I agree with her doctrine and perspective, but, I know that there will be objections by some who say her perspective is ... incomplete. Some examples (not exhaustive): a woman has no say in where she serves -- even when a sister gives a recommendation, a man (e.g. bishop) has the final say callings for men have the same restrictions, but a man might become a bishop or stake president or such, a women never will, breaking the symmetry the Church has seemingly arbitrary delineations in who serves where (e.g. ward clerk and the more recent Ward Temple and Family History Leader being only a Melchizedek priesthood holder) women participate in Church councils and such but they are pretty much always outnumbered by men etc. (There are those on the board who would add to the list ... you are welcome and encouraged to do so!) I am not interested in casual dismissal of the complaints. Rather, I am looking for perspectives that would allow one who struggles with those kind of criticisms room to breathe in a way that is suggested by the quote below. I have my own ways of phrasing/viewing/responding but I'd like to hear how others might respond. "Though argument does not create conviction, lack of it destroys belief. What seems to be proved may not be embraced; but what no one shows the ability to defend is quickly abandoned. Rational argument does not create belief, but it maintains a climate in which belief may flourish." -- Austin Farrer