It is true you have not heard of enlightened women…OSHO
It is true you have not heard of enlightened women, particularly in this century — although there have been a few women who, in spite of all this imprisonment of their being, became enlightened.
But they are not the rule, they are the exceptions. They simply prove one thing: that just to be a woman does not mean that the doors of enlightenment are closed to you.
One woman was Rabiya al-Adabiya, in Arabia, one woman was Meera in India.
One woman was in the very ancient times, in the days of the RIG VEDA — that may be five thousand years old, or ninety thousand years old; it is undecided by the scholars… but these women can be counted on less than ten fingers.
But it is enough proof that to be a woman does not mean that enlightenment is not for you.
As far as I am concerned, I feel that because you have been prevented from being enlightened, or even from moving in that direction, you have more possibility now than man, for the simple reason that just as land that has not been used for many years is more fertile, just it needs seeds..