If we are willing to claim the legacy of our foremothers, and engage our contemporary feminist sisters with respect and rigor, Mormon women have more reason for hope about feminist possibilities than anyone -- we may rejoice that, as Apostle Orson F. Whitney said more than a century ago, "This great social upheaval, this woman's movement that is making itself heard and felt . . . [is] one of the great levers by which the Almighty is lifting up this fallen world, lifting it nearer to the throne of its Creator" (Jean Bickmore White, "Women's Place is in the Constitution: The Struggle for Equal Rights in Utah in 1895," Utah Historical Quarterly, 42 [Fall 1974], 359).
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