#ShortNews: Russian Orthodox official in hot water for saying men are more intelligent than women

A Moscow-based newspaper has published an open letter addressed to Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, after Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov told the Orthodox Christian Radonezh radio station in a July 7 interview that intelligent women “are still rare.”

The open letter also asks Patriarch Kirill to clarify if Smirnov’s position is also the official position of the church.

“If Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov’s statement saying that women are ‘not that smart’ contradicts the Russian Orthodox Church’s official position, do you consider that statement offensive and humiliating?”

The letter, which questions Smirnov’s capacity to occupy the post, ends by reminding Kirill that a large part of his flock consists of women.

Source: https://www.rferl.org/a/top-russian-priest-in-hot-water-for-saying-men-smarter-than-women/30045418.html

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