If social equality paralleled religious equality then women's rights wouldn't even be an issue. Sikhism states both men and women are considered capable of reaching the highest levels of spirituality. In some cultures women are subservient to their Husbands. Thus, allowing her to keep her identity throughout her life.It is always surprising to hear women ask what their rights are in Sikhism as if their rights are gender dependent. The reading of the Guru Granth Sahib is open to all. A particular hymn in the Guru Granth Sahib states, 'In all beings is he himself pervasive, Himself pervades all forms Male and Female.' Guru Granth Sahib, Pg. Significance of the name Kaur | The Kaur Etymology 8. Sikh history is one which has been made by both men and women. The Gurus' wives led highly spiritual and independent lives.I’ve been told they cry off as they have met someone more suitable.’Some older women may be missing out on the chance of finding love, she thinks, because, bruised and rejected in earlier relationships, they lack the confidence and persistence to keep dating until they find a match.After scores of dodgy dates, Cory found Kevin Parrott: ‘On our first meeting, he handed me his card,’ she recalls.He pointed me towards a research website called Ok Trends, which draws on data supplied by more than a million members of Ok Cupid, one of the biggest dating websites in the world.The typical 42-year-old man will accept a woman up to 15 years younger, but no more than three years older — and the women he enters into online conversation with are almost always at the younger end of the spectrum.‘My two terriers run barking to greet me, but apart from them, there is silence. I’ve lost a lot of confidence.’‘Over 40, most of the people you meet socially will already be in a relationship,’ he points out.Never married, she has a son James, now 13, by a man she parted from before her son was born.Ruthie has been looking for a boyfriend for the past decade.
‘I have had so many comments saying that finally someone has come out and said the unsayable, the self-same thoughts they’ve had for so long, but never voiced to a soul in the world,’ she told me.We find it absolutely necessary to address the most frequently asked questions. It cannot be emphasized enough that God created men equal to women. When Sikhs take Amrit they must all, regardless of sex, keep the same 5 k's. Guru Amar Das was brought to the fold of Sikhism after hearing Bibi Amro reciting the Gurbani. Mata Sundri ji led the Sikhs for a long period after Guru Gobind Singh returned to his heavenly home.Although with varied biological functions (and we delight in those biological differences), one isn't superior to the other. Each one of us is hand crafted, our soul hand picked by God. Concerning women, Guru Nanak has said, 'It is through woman that order is maintained. They used the Woman symbolically in the Bani to represent the disciple. Guru Nanak has stated that one should only wear those clothes which do not distress the mind or the body. Sada Kaur was a famous Sikh Jathedar and ally of Ranjit Singh who made possible the Sikh empire of the 19th Century. The following is from a question raised by a member on the Yahoo Sikh Women Group .‘I always had boyfriends when I was younger and assumed I would again after James was born,’ she says. These chats were fun — and sometimes quite flirty — but if I ever suggested we meet, the men would often back off, saying they were not looking for a relationship.’A dozen or so dates followed over the years, none of them quite right.When she last registered with an online dating site she was 44 — and few men made contact.They have certainly proved a talking point among my single women friends.‘I almost wept when I read her blog about going to a wonderful party hoping to meet someone,’ my friend Ruthie explained. You know you are being unrealistic and that it won’t happen — yet when it doesn’t, you can’t help being disappointed.’Ruthie is 47 and one of the most attractive women — of any age — that I know.‘Forty is a huge cut-off point for a lot of men,’ Ruthie explains.‘There was just one I met and we had a fantastic evening.He plucked her from a surfeit of willing women, watching him like vultures before my friend “got” him.’This may be the case in some circles, but is it generally true?Sadly, yes, according to Dr Bernie Hogan, a research fellow at Oxford University.