PADA: Yes, Srila Prabhupada told us we neophytes cannot be diksha gurus, because then we will be absorbing sins, and this will make us get sick, fall down, or both. Of course many of these neophyte diksha gurus died prematurely.
He also said, when us neophytes absorb sins, we will have to suffer, and -- they are. Women will experience the same process, its not really going to matter what is the gender of the neophyte diksha guru. Amazing that some people are still signing this petition, pressuring women to get on the GBC's treadmill to get sick, fall down, and die. And did we forget to mention, guru voting is another bogus process in the first place?