So we're having a 'discussion' at home about a women's group that wants to be allowed to use the Kotel or part of it for their own service.
I'm sort of split 50-50 myself while my S.O. is very opposed.
Here are reasons for:
the Orthodox don't rule everything
isn't pluralism part of the deal
Here are the reasons against:
slippery slope, who's next
can't make up rules on the fly
does not increase or maintain Judaism
Also on related front, should women be allowed to us tzitzit and tefillin? Are there any Conservative out there who have experienced the change from quasi-Orthodox w/ no women on the Bima, etc. to the Egalitarian service commonly used today? Was it a shock?