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Women & Early Buddhism

Hello

What was Buddha’s positioning as for the presence of women among his followers?
Some say that in the beginning of his preaching he was not favorable to. Others say that he was favorable.
I don’t have bias on this subject ; if at a certain moment he was not favorable I can understand it, for his reasons were certainly not related to misogyny…also is there any sutta about this subject ?

Thanks

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Hi,

I would recommend reading Bhikkhu Anālayo’s thorough overview ‘Women in Early Buddhism’ (2019).
It’s available here: https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg.de/pdf/5-personen/analayo/womenearlybuddhism.pdf

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Here is an excellent essay on the topic

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