Mormonism and gender issues/Women/Taught to be subservient to men/Statements

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Statements by Church leaders on the role of women in the Church and with regard to each other

Gordon B. Hinckley

“First let me say to you sisters that you do not hold a second place in our Father’s plan for the eternal happiness and well-being of His children. You are an absolutely essential part of that plan.”
—Gordon B. Hinckley, “Women of the Church,” Ensign, Nov. 1996.

“No man who engages in such evil and unbecoming behavior is worthy of the priesthood of God. No man who so conducts himself is worthy of the privileges of the house of the Lord. I regret that there are some men undeserving of the love of their wives and children. There are children who fear their fathers, and wives who fear their husbands. If there be any such men within the hearing of my voice, as a servant of the Lord I rebuke you and call you to repentance.”
—Gordon B. Hinckley, “Women of the Church,” Ensign, Nov. 1996.