I have read and heard a lot about why we in Iskcon say women are by nature, less intelligent and weak.
The essence of that with respect to building a peaceful and harmonious social life and proper management of house and society... I understand and agree too.
But, why is the fact that girls exceed more in academics by simultaneously participating and excelling in extra curricular activies, ignored???
This generalisation, Chanakya pandit made was suitable at that time, when women were not educated in even basics(that would build a good wise personality of them)
It can't be ignored, that back at that time, since women seriously had no exposure to activities that would make them "wise and intelligent"... they naturally turned out to be more emotional and unfit for making major decisions, and thus needed to depend on men.
Now, although education system is not perfect in all ways, it can't be ignored that today's education is making women capable to think, decide "wisely and rationally" more than "emotionally"
I am not against the vedic culture, I have realised its importance. I just have problem, with:
Women being less intelligent is said to be a matter of our nature. However, we can clearly see if educated and trained, we dont remain emotional. Which proves, it is not our nature rather it is "social effect"
So why is this fact ignored totally?