Flashcards in how the belief system or ideology defines gender and gender roles Deck (15):
Like all religions, Buddhism had to deal with
who became a disciple of Buddhism in its early years.
what did Guatama's stepmother and 500 women followers do?
begged Gautama to let them enter his monastery as nuns
what happened at first?
Gautama refused but after insistence from his stepmother, he relented and the first order of Buddhist nuns was created.
what was it the first street march of?
in the cause of women’s rights.
what was it the first of many?
many protests by Buddhist women over the ages.
In more recent times, there have been Buddhist women protest in
Thailand, Cambodia and Tibet.
an example of a powerful modern day Buddhist woman
Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar (Burma)
The Buddha was clear about the need for men to
respect their wives.
At the time, women were
subservient to men
Women had little access to
education and limited freedoms
Nonetheless, the role of women has become more significant in modern times, with emergence of the
emergence of the women’s movement in the 20th century, social modernisation and the spread of Buddhism to the West
it is now the largest
non-Christian religion in many Western countries, including Australia.
Contemporary (modern day) Buddhism (like all religions) must now address
changing gender roles that challenge the traditional values