The irony of the Ordain Women movement
A group of Mormons aptly calling themselves Ordain Women are continuing their grassroots campaign aimed at changing the church’s policy barring women from its alleged priesthood.
We could understand why concerned outsiders might pressure the church to forsake its sexist practices. Mormons, drilled from birth to obey and never to question their (male) leaders, are hardly likely to do so for themselves.*
We can suggest some possible reasons: family pressure, social pressure, social advantages, dependence on church welfare, group security, sunk cost fallacy, and post-purchase rationalization, to name a few. All of these are quite human and therefore quite understandable, even though none argues for an iota of truth to the religion itself.