Sakyamuni Buddha in his lifetime did express for a fact that women
are subjected to weaknesses: inconveniences during menstrual periods,
burdens during pregnancy, pains during childbirth, duties during childrearing,
physical fragility compared to men, and socio-economical
inferiority through the ages. The Buddha expounded that such phenomena
have stemmed from all living beings themselves, whose past
lifetimes abound in karmic hindrances resulting in like retributions.
Although the times are a-changing, society revolving, and genders
being on a par with each other in status, women have much more
to deal with biologically.