- Anjani daughter of Gautam, became unmarried mother, and was sent to forest, where she gave birth to Hanuman.
- Ahaliya was killed, for her alleged indecent behavior, by her husband,
- Gautam Rishi. Parashuram father asked his sons to kill their mother.
- Parashuram army, when they fought with Kshatriyas, were fighting to kill the Kshatriyas, and not to defeat them. However they were sparing the lives of those Kshatriyas who were prepared to marry females they were keeping.
- Bhraspati forced his brother’s wife into having sex with him.
- Richika and Satyavati, gave birth to Kaushik, also known as Vishvamitra. Rishi Richika also fathered Satyavati’s mother, who gave birth to Parashuram father. And Richika was a Saint.
- Sita refused to have education from Gautam Rishi, although he was the Raj Purohit of Janak, because he had killed his wife, Ahaliya.
- Rishi Ashtavakra father Rishi Kahoda cursed his wife, who was pregnant at that time, to have a deformed child, because she corrected him at least eight times for wrong pronunciation of some Dharmic verse. Since this blog does not believe in curses or supernatural power, the real meaning is that she was beaten, resulting in deformed baby.
If one looks at the world history of last 3000 years (which is known), one would immediately accept this. It is the oldest known history of the world. However in earlier times of Kalyug, to defend the wrong doings of saints, events were falsified or interpolated. Perhaps at that time it was required. But do we need to do that now? NO CERTAINLY NOT! This is the information age and we can dispense with all such interpretations and interpolations. Our society is mature enough to accept facts. Slavery was legal in most part of the world about a couple of hundred years back. Sati in India, declaring witches and burning females in other part of the globe, was common.
Agni Pariksha of Sita becomes meaningful and represents the intense commitment of Mata Sita and Shri Ram to provide level playing field to females as well. Shri Ram accepting the Maryada(finest or the noblest tradition of that time) of that time asks Sita to undergo Agni Pariksha, but when as King, HE is asked to adjudicate on this issue, HE rejects Agni Pariksha, and RULED that such matters can be decided on the basis of physical evidence. Shri Ram established Agni Pariksha as an Adharm and showed by example that females deserve equal status. He did not marry a second time, and even during Ashwamedh Yagna, he preferred to go with a golden statue of Sita, rather than marry second time.