Women in Buddhism
- In the Buddhist community women are seen as a less favorable light than men and provides them with fewer opportunities. Some of the scriptures are cruel and talk bad about women one says, "one who looks at a woman even a moment will lose the virtuous
- Theravada Buddhists have traditionally believed that women had to be reborn as men to achieve nirvana or become Bodhisattvas.
- Mahayana Buddhism by contrast cast women in more favorable terms. Female deities hold high positions. The Buddha is regarded a subordinate to a primordial female force described as the "Mother of all Buddhas."