In the 2014 LDS Women’s Conference, Presdient Henry B. Eyring of the LDS First Presidency gave a talk entitled ‘Daughters in the Covenent’. My ears picked up when he said:
"Consider Eve, the mother of all living. Elder Russell M. Nelson said this of Eve: “We and all mankind are forever blessed because of Eve’s great courage and wisdom. By partaking of the fruit first, she did what needed to be done. Adam was wise enough to do likewise.”…
We don’t know all the help Eve was to Adam and to their family. But we do know of one great gift that she gave, which each of you can also give: she helped her family see the path home when the way ahead seemed hard. “And Eve, his wife, heard all these things and was glad, saying: Were it not for our transgression we never should have had seed, and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient.”6
You have her example to follow.
By revelation, Eve recognized the way home to God. She knew that the Atonement of Jesus Christ made eternal life possible in families. She was sure, as you can be, that as she kept her covenants with her Heavenly Father, the Redeemer and the Holy Ghost would see her and her family through whatever sorrows and disappointments would come. She knew she could trust in Them."
So, Eve was “courageous” and showed “great wisdom” in disobeying God’s commandment not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? So, women of the LDS church “have her example to follow”? So Eve “kept her covenants with her Heavenly Father”?
I think that talks like this are enlightening. Do LDS members sit down and think about what was said? Or because it was a “prophet” who said it, you do not think, just accept? Is he really saying that women can disobey God’s commandments when they think that it is for the best.