Women and Religion

Last month, the Former US President Jimmy Carter was speaking in Australia' at parliament of world religions. The subject which hit the scene was religions and women.   

Often it is cited, in length spoken and condemned that religions are responsible for the conditions in which women are forced to live and the reason why they have been treated like second grade citizens.   

It is also assumed that religions have done nothing to help the situation in which women are, but politics around women is never questioned, politicians were never put on argument. What they have done towards the condition of women being movers and shakers of laws and traditions?   

I would take it further: the insight what I had is… we never worked towards the improvement of the situation except finding cheap scapegoat for the problem and I assume often religions had been on notch of it.