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Tue Oct 20, 2015, 11:48 PM

6. In most cases, aren't all mothers spiritual leaders?

It seems to just come w/the territory.
I think the reason they aren't idolized as such in our society stems from the fact we live in a PATRIARCHAL society: Men are adored, women are ignored.
Not to mention the amount of personal giving of time & attention necessary to raise children, leaves little time or energy to promote ones self or garner outward attention (unless it is negative). Women go about doing extremely important work, while never being given the kudos for their effort. We do much for little (or no) monetary or public reward, because it is inborn in us to do so. Men, on the other hand, require massive amounts of ego-stroking & strive for attention to spotlight their accomplishments. Let's face it, women hold down the fort, while men go off to slay dragons. Which gets the attention?

I am sure there are noted, female spiritual leaders, but the above is why I think we have a hard time recalling them. There are probably many, many more than male, but the men get the attention because much of what women did was ignored in the history.

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