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Like all religions, Buddhism had to deal with

gender equality

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who became a disciple of Buddhism in its early years.

Gautama’s stepmother

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what did Guatama's stepmother and 500 women followers do?

begged Gautama to let them enter his monastery as nuns

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what happened at first?

Gautama refused but after insistence from his stepmother, he relented and the first order of Buddhist nuns was created.

5

what was it the first street march of?

in the cause of women’s rights.

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what was it the first of many?

many protests by Buddhist women over the ages.

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In more recent times, there have been Buddhist women protest in

Thailand, Cambodia and Tibet.

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an example of a powerful modern day Buddhist woman

Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar (Burma)

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The Buddha was clear about the need for men to

respect their wives.

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At the time, women were

subservient to men

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Women had little access to

education and limited freedoms

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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

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it is now the largest

non-Christian religion in many Western countries, including Australia.

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Contemporary (modern day) Buddhism (like all religions) must now address

changing gender roles that challenge the traditional values

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what does the strong words in SGI literature reveal?

how Buddhism has become increasingly a gender equity religion in modern times.