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Religiously Speaking: What is the place of a woman?
Does your religion believe in the "The man is the head of the household" thing?

Asked by anupama kumar, 16 Apr '09 06:56 pm
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Why mix social life with religious (spiritual) life? The real place of women is by the side of man. Traditions placed her behind man. The institution of marriage has evolved with man controlling the unit called family. That institution came up at a time when man was more important because his muscle power mattered much, for the survival of the race. Today it has changed. Now machines has taken up strenuous labour and wars have lost its charm. The institution of marriage itself is being widely questioned. Tomorrows world will have a better place for women and religion of tomorrow also wud place women above men.
Answered by Shunmugham, 16 Apr '09 07:36 pm

 
  
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The status of women in Islam is that they are equal to men before God.
According to the Quran, men and women are two units of a pair. The Quran says: \"O mankind! surely We have created you of a male and a female, and made you tribes and families that you may know each other; surely the most honorable of you with Allah is the one among you most careful (of his duty); surely Allah is Knowing, Aware.\" (Quran 49:13). [2], [3]. Meaning that they complement each other in numerous ways both in mental, physical and emotional qualities. Islam looks at the different responsibilities of each gender. These responsibilities are defined as being the traditional family structure, were women are responsible for the household and men are responsible for earning the livelihood for the family. However women in Islam are seen as independent and self reliant individuals, therefore challenging the traditional view of a family structure.[4]

Women in the Islamic World have achieved high political stat ...more
Answered by fast tracker, 16 Apr '09 07:37 pm

 
  
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The place of a woman in muslim society is like a beast and regarded as a producing machine.
Answered by ashok mukherjee, 16 Apr '09 08:20 pm

 
  
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In santhana dharma marriage is not a contract. in fact marriage is called pani-grahnam - ( taking one\'s hand) . the father of the girl gives away his daughter to a suitable man as kanya-daanam. but this daanam unlike other daanas does not make him loose his rights over the girl or her progeny. the man with his wife then do the sapthapathi around the holy fire where the man promises that in dharma, artha and kaama he will not leave her ( go without her- naati cheraami). for moksha he has to leave her for good ( sanyas) but with her permission. thus she becomes his saha-dharmah-chaarini. in fact the wife receives 50% of the punya earned by her husband but 0% in his demerits or sins. the husband inturn gets 50% of his wife\'s sins but 0% share in her punya. that is because the relation between the husband and the wife is similar to that of a guru and sishya in this journey for self realisation.
Answered by Haalayudha Dattuni, 16 Apr '09 08:15 pm

 
  
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Yatra Naaryastu Poojyante
Ramante tatra Devataa...
That is my philosophy in this regard.
Answered by Aditya Misra, 16 Apr '09 07:01 pm

 
  
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Woman forms the backbone of a house... its said... if a women is educated then entire house can be handled by her efficently.
Answered by Rabindranath Sahu, 16 Apr '09 06:59 pm

 
  
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Nope......Ahinsa parmo dharma and every human is equal
Answered by SANDEEP JAIN, 16 Apr '09 06:57 pm

 
  
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Women are also part of life and family and well respected, it is said that where ladies are respected devtas live there.see two times in year nav ratras are celebrated. in conservative families there is some problem.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 16 Apr '09 08:06 pm

 
  
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In the govt. of a house, internal actions are decided by woman and the external actions are executed by man. Since outsiders see only man, it is commanly taken that man is the head.
Answered by SATYAPRAKASH AGRAWAL, 16 Apr '09 07:22 pm

 
  
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All the major departments are with 'shakti, only like finance Goddess Laxmi, Defence Goddess Durga , Education Goddess Sarswati , Food Ma Annapurna and many more . So our religion has great respect for woman .
Answered by yogesh chandra sharma, 16 Apr '09 07:22 pm

 
  
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