1. Lord Caitanya’s dealings with women

    After Caitanya Mahaprabhu accepted the renounced order of life, He very strictly avoided association with women. Even in His family life, He never played any jokes with women. He was very humorous, but only with men, not with women. Once He spoke some joking words with His wife, Visnupriya. When Sacimata, Lord Caitanya’s mother, was searching for something, He jokingly said, “Maybe your daughter-in-law has taken it.” But in His whole life these are the only joking words we find in relation to women. He was very strict. After He accepted sannyasa, the renounced order, no woman could even come near Him to offer obeisances; rather, they would offer obeisances from a distant place.

    Srila Prabhupada, in TQK 10: The Property of the Impoverished