I know this is a loaded topic, but it's one that has always affected the way I view religion. Even in Theravadin Buddhism, a nun of 40 years still has to bow to a monk of one day, and not vice versa. Monks have a higher status than nuns in Buddhism. It was controversial for my Lama, Chagdud Rinpoche to ordain Western women as Lamas. Discuss. I don't see any religion superior to another in terms of women's roles.