Judaism is opposed to sexual equality.
Within the Orthodox Jewish community, the primary decision makers should be men.
First of all, only men are permitted to attend Talmudic lectures. Since all important decisions in society are based on the Talmud, this effectively excludes women from community decision making.
Second of all, in Judaism, wealth generally is in the hands of men. If someone dies and leaves a son, the son inherits all regardless of the existence of daughters. If a woman marries and owns property, the property is controlled by her husband during their marriage. If a married woman works, her earnings belong to her husband unless she waives her right to spousal support.
The fact is, however, this is little different than in other societies.
In all human societies, even those which claim to endorse the principle of equality of the sexes, men are dominant. In politics, about 80% of all leaders are male. In the business world, there were 21 women from a total of 1,226 billionaires worldwide in 2012. (In fact, New Atheists leaders are called by some "sexist".)
Going a step further, among most animals and nearly all mammals, the male is larger and more aggressive on the average than the female.
Gender equality is therefore seemingly not only against human nature, but against biology.
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