Elaine S. Dalton, general president of the LDS Young Women's organization, recently spoke at an all-student "devotional" at Brigham Young University and said to women: "You will understand your roles and your responsibilities and thus will see no need to lobby for rights."
This comment follows recent protests about women's issues in Mormonism, including "Wear Pants to Church Day."
Until the mid-20th century, Mormonism was progressive toward women. In 1870, Utah became the second U.S. jurisdiction to recognize a woman's right to vote. Mormon women were more likely to have a college degree than non-Mormon women.