In the books of Nephi in the Book of Mormon, Nephi mentions all of his brothers names, their birth order and significant information about each one, but he doesn’t mention anything about his sisters, except that he had some.
You could say that Nephi’s sisters weren’t pertinent to the story and that is why they are excluded, but it seems to me that if I was writing about my spiritual history and experiences with my family I would include everyone, even if they weren’t pertinent to the story, just to show that I valued them and saw them as important. I would think that this would be a given to someone who values family and women. The women really had nothing at all to contribute to the spiritual well-being of future generations?
Also, Nephi never mentions the name of his wife? Aren’t families and the marriage couple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday saints? Aren’t marriage and family bonds everything? I read this book for years without even noticing this, but then one day it occured to me that women in general seemed to be lacking in the book.
What do you think?