According to Orthodox Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a faculty member at Yeshiva University, martyrdom is preferable to ordaining a woman as a rabbi.
After hearing that inspiring message, the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America voted to pass this resolution: "...we cannot accept either the ordination of women or the recognition of women as members of the Orthodox rabbinate, regardless of the title."
And the reason he gave for the rabbinic requirement to martyr oneself rather than ordain a woman, "because the Conservative movement had made egalitarianism a key plank in its platform," disrespects an entire movement of Judaism, and disparages a whole social movement that has fought for the equal rights of women. Good job rabbi.
And, have a nice day.
/Hat tip to Jewschool/