I think it's pretty easy to say that the church empowers women in Sierra
Leone when it is one of the most repressive countries in the world in regards to
human rights. Empowering women looks different in a country like the USA and
while I don't think the church holds women back here, I think there are
individuals in the church who use the church to do so. Just ask a woman in the
church who has an abusive husband and she is "counselled" so stay with
him by her bishop.
The Church may empower women, but the members may not. I am still
surprised that in a church where women perform temple ordinances without being
ordained, redeeming the dead, and teaching seminary, there are still members
that think the local men holding the Priesthood hold more privileges.
@Instereo"Just ask a woman in the church who has an abusive husband
and she is "counselled" so stay with him by her bishop."----------Nonsense. If a bishop is informed by a woman that her
husband is abusive, the bishop will contact authorities to report it
immediately. Actually, I believe this is required by law.