... James Allen [not to be confused with Jim Allen of the church history department] had reviewed The Mormon Experience [a product of the church history department] for Saturday Review. ... he was very complimentary about the book, said he regarded it as "remarkably objective" and thought it was well done and interesting. He had one criticism, which he mentioned in the review. This criticism was that there was some "torturous manipulation" to try to show that women are equal to men in the Church.
[Confessions of a Mormon historian : the diaries of Leonard J. Arrington, 1971-1997, Gary James Bergera, editor, Signature Books, 2018]