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Sexism and Sikhi

Firstly I would like to put forth that in no way am I trying to insult Sikhism, I myself recognize myself as a Sikh. Being a Sikh has given me such a beautiful life in which I have faith in a power greater than anything. But something that really irks me is how in my mind I come across sexist things in Sikhi. Now maybe its all in my head and its my misinterpretation but I dont know, my hearts tears to think that this may be a possibility or that I may think so lowly of my Guru. But lately I've really been dwelling about some some things I've read in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Now I've only ever read the english tranlations because I cannot read Gurmukhi. But numerous times I have read a woman being decribed as the property of a man; refered to as a man's wife. Why is she not known as her own being, why doesnt she have her own identity? Why is God constantly refered to as He. If God is without gender why is God known as He? Is it because women are inferior to men? As of right now, I'm very bothered by this. Coming from a family of 4 daughters, I've heard my fair share of peoples thoughts on girls. Why is the life of a woman regarded as without value? Possibly even in Sikhi? But then I think no, mana tu hi galat aa. Guru Nanak promoted equality of genders his entire life. I'm sorry if I offended anyone. That is not my intention at all. I am a feminist and I'm proud of it. But more than to be feminist its important for me to be a Sikh. To be a daughter of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Sexism and Sikhi

Firstly I would like to put forth that in no way am I trying to insult Sikhism, I myself recognize myself as a Sikh. Being a Sikh has given me such a beautiful life in which I have faith in a power greater than anything. But something that really irks me is how in my mind I come across sexist things in Sikhi. Now maybe its all in my head and its my misinterpretation but I dont know, my hearts tears to think that this may be a possibility or that I may think so lowly of my Guru. But lately I've really been dwelling about some some things I've read in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Now I've only ever read the english tranlations because I cannot read Gurmukhi. But numerous times I have read a woman being decribed as the property of a man; refered to as a man's wife. Why is she not known as her own being, why doesnt she have her own identity? Why is God constantly refered to as He. If God is without gender why is God known as He? Is it because women are inferior to men? As of right now, I'm very bothered by this. Coming from a family of 4 daughters, I've heard my fair share of peoples thoughts on girls. Why is the life of a woman regarded as without value? Possibly even in Sikhi? But then I think no, mana tu hi galat aa. Guru Nanak promoted equality of genders his entire life. I'm sorry if I offended anyone. That is not my intention at all. I am a feminist and I'm proud of it. But more than to be feminist its important for me to be a Sikh. To be a daughter of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Sexism and Sikhi

Firstly I would like to put forth that in no way am I trying to insult Sikhism, I myself recognize myself as a Sikh. Being a Sikh has given me such a beautiful life in which I have faith in a power greater than anything. But something that really irks me is how in my mind I come across sexist things in Sikhi. Now maybe its all in my head and its my misinterpretation but I dont know, my hearts tears to think that this may be a possibility or that I may think so lowly of my Guru. But lately I've really been dwelling about some some things I've read in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Now I've only ever read the english tranlations because I cannot read Gurmukhi. But numerous times I have read a woman being decribed as the property of a man; refered to as a man's wife. Why is she not known as her own being, why doesnt she have her own identity? Why is God constantly refered to as He. He? If God is without gender why is God known as He? Is it because women are inferior to men? men, and God needs to be known as the greatest of all? As of right now, I'm very bothered by this. Coming from a family of 4 daughters, I've heard my fair share of peoples thoughts on girls. Why is the life of a woman regarded as without value? Possibly even in Sikhi? But then I think no, mana tu hi galat aa. Guru Nanak promoted equality of genders his entire life. I'm sorry if I offended anyone. That is not my intention at all. I am a feminist and I'm proud of it. But more than to be feminist its important for me to be a Sikh. To be a daughter of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

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Sexism and Sikhi

Firstly I would like to put forth that in no way am I trying to insult Sikhism, I myself recognize myself as a Sikh. Being a Sikh has given me such a beautiful life in which I have faith in a power greater than anything. But something that really irks me is how in my mind I come across sexist things in Sikhi. Now maybe its all in my head and its my misinterpretation but I dont know, my hearts tears to think that this may be a possibility or that I may think so lowly of my Guru. But lately I've really been dwelling about some some things I've read in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Now I've only ever read the english tranlations because I cannot read Gurmukhi. But numerous times I have read a woman being decribed as the property of a man; refered to as a man's wife. Why is she not known as her own being, why doesnt she have her own identity? Why is God constantly refered to as He? If God is without gender why is God known as He? Is it because women are inferior to men, and God needs to be known as the greatest of all? As of right now, I'm very bothered by this. Coming from a family of 4 daughters, I've heard my fair share of peoples thoughts on girls. Why is the life of a woman regarded as without value? Possibly even in Sikhi? But then I think no, mana tu hi galat aa. Guru Nanak promoted equality of genders his entire life. I'm sorry if I offended anyone. That is not my intention at all. I am a feminist and I'm proud of it. But more than to be feminist its important for me to be a Sikh. To be a daughter of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.