Unsure if Krishna Conciousness is for me if I'm female?
I'm quite confused about if Krishna consciousness is for me.
I have been following various methods of spirituality for years. I think of myself as more than just my body. When reading the ISKCON books, I became quite enthusiastic about Krishna being god and wanted to find a temple, so I did and enjoyed myself. There seemed to be more women who were doing work for the temples and the books referred to devotees, so I assumed devotees are all equal. Then I was shocked and upset at how the founder said women are less intelligent, had half the brain size, and how we're only worthy if we have a husband. Of course women in India are less intelligent, because they aren't allowed an education, have to get married at 11, and many females are aborted late term, so I'm not sure I can accept that backward cultural attitude.
I know I'm more intelligent than many men, and I know more about spirituality than them. I don't think the Vedic stories make females seem less intelligent, if Radha was important and the Gopis are the best devotees.
I understand that in this age of Kali even all men are Sudras, and I don't see how men who only care about football and beer are more philosophical than me, whose main interest is spirituality and finding out about god.
Can I still be a Krishna devotee if I don't respect how the founder made women seem inferior?
There needs to be men and women to create another life, and one isn't inferior than another. There are two halves to the human race, like yin and yang.
It feels a bit freaky to feel if my entire existence would make men feel I'm affecting their spirituality, because that says more about the weakness of men than any females.