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Why is it that ...Sikh girls/women are always put behind men ...( in anything they do )..why is it that men have more freedom.....One thing that may explain it is Punjabi MEDIA !!...It still continues to put women as if they were some sort of animals ..( a proper word burden) ....Gimme a break..!! ...Recently, the movie "Jee Aayen Nu" ..As far as the movie goes , it was Ok..,but what the heck was up with when Harbhajan Mann's acting dad sings that song" ..Rab Sab Nu Devi PUTT Mitthde Mere".. :twisted: :twisted: :oops::oops: Huh?? ..Can anyone explain??...So Rabb na deve dheea kisse nu vi ??..Cudn't the crew have said " Rab Sab Nu Devi Juwak/Niane Mitthe Mere..Hattiyon Cho Nahio Labhdey.....?? ..Yet, I thought we were living in 2003..!! I guess not ..!! ..Anyways, I personally was hella hurt when me heard that song...Ugggggh.... :oops::oops: .....don't we think we need to change the roads here in the media..!! ..we'll never advance in society terms..if this "shyt" ..continues to happen..anyone else feel/hear me?? :P:P:D

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First of all ji

welcome to the site.

You are right about genderaism in our punjabi culture however as far as sikh scriptures are concern there is no gender bias. Here what our guroo's sahiban said about woman-

In praise of women.

"We are born of woman, we are conceived in the womb of woman, we are engaged and married to woman. We make friendship with woman and the lineage continued because of woman. When one woman dies, we take another one, we are bound with the world through woman. Why should we talk ill of her, who gives birth to kings? The woman is born from woman; there is none without her. Only the One True Lord is without woman" (Guru Nanak Dev, Var Asa, pg. 473)

Marriage is an equal partnership of love and sharing between husband and wife.

"They are not said to be husband and wife, who merely sit together. Rather they alone are called husband and wife, who have one soul in two bodies." (Guru Amar Das, Pauri, pg. 788)

Women have an equal right to participate in the congregation.

"Come my sisters and dear comrades! Clasp me in thine embrace. Meeting together, let us tell the tales of our Omnipotent Spouse (God). In the True Lord are all merits, in us all demerits." (Guru Nanak Dev, Sri Rag, pg. 17)

God is the husband and we are all his brides.

"The spouse is but One and all others are His brides. The false bride assumes many religious garbs. When the Lord stops her going into another's home, then is she summoned into her Lord's mansion without any let and hindrance. She is adorned with the Name and is dear to her True Lord. She alone is the true bride and the Lord lends her His support." (Guru Nanak Dev, Ramkali, pg. 933)

God is our Mother as well as our Father.

"Thou O Lord, art my Father and Thou my Mother. Thou art the Giver of peace to my soul and very life." (Guru Arjan Dev, Bhairo, pg. 1144)

Faithfulness to ones spouse is stressed.

"The blind-man abandons the wife of his home, and has an affair with another's woman. He is like the parrot, who is pleased to see the simbal tree, but at last dies clinging to it." (Bhagat Nam Dev, Bhairo, pg. 1165)

The rape and brutalities committed against women by the Mughal invader Babar condemned.

"Modesty and righteousness both have vanished and falsehood moves about as the leader, O Lalo. The function of the Qazis and the Brahmins is over and the Satan now reads the marriage rites (rape). The Muslim women read the Quran and in suffering call upon God, O Lalo. The Hindu women of high cast and others of low caste, may also be put in the same account, O Lalo." (Guru Nanak Dev, Tilang, pg. 722)

The practice of women burning themselves on their husband's funeral pyre (sati) condemned.

"They cannot be called satis, who burn themselves with their dead husbands. They can only be called satis, if they bear the shock of separation. They may also be known as satis, who live with character and contentment and always show veneration to their husbands by remembering them." (Guru Amar Das, Var Suhi, pg. 787)

The ritual of dowry so prevalent in Indian society condemned.

"Any other dowry, which the perverse place for show, that is false pride and worthless gilding. O' my Father! give me the Name of Lord God as a gift and dowry." (Guru Ram Das, Sri Rag, pg. 79)

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yeah, the gender discrimination in punjabi/hindu culture is crap

thank god the guru's came along to get rid of all of that - if we were living before the gurus times, we would be bought and sold like cattle - but guru nanak came and proclaimed that men and woman are equal.. almost every single guru after said the same thing - and guru gobind singh jee even said that all people who take amrit are singhs, so woman are not only lions, but kaurs (princesses) too.. guru gobind singh's BODYGUARD was mai bhago - a brave sikh woman - and guru jee encouraged complete equality, saying that both men and women are saint-soldiers of equal power and importance.

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