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Gender and Krishna Consciousness
I know that in spiritual life, there is no difference between men and women and Srila Prabhupada was the first to say so. However, I can't help but feel that Krishna Consciousness is no exception when it comes to putting men above women. Due to the structure of our society, it seems to be easier for them to dedicate their lives to spirituality. I don't want to identify with my gender because I feel it places too many expectations for me to act in a certain way. I feel unable to relate to to certain stories of the Srimad Bhagavadtam and it effects the quality of my listening. What can I do to try and get past this? Am I just seeing everything with 'material eyes'? Why does it bother me every time the pronoun "he" comes up in the texts?
I greatly believe in the philosophy and the movement, but this is a battle for me.
There are two articles you can read aswell that can help you on the study of this this agenda:
Take a look at them and maybe we can continue this discussion further over here ?