I am reposting the evidence that women did get initiated into Vedic studies. @Shwet__ketu had done this but had to delete the post because of their mass reporting. Some SS were provided by @raj_010101 some by Shwet and some I found myself. https://twitter.com/Tanvangi17/status/1352112296231751680
P V Kane clearly mentions there were two types of women. Brahmavdinis, who were students of scared lore. And Sadyovadhus, those who married straight away. Brahmavdinis had to go through upanayana, keeping fire, Vedic study and begging in one's house.
For sadyovadhus, this ceremony was done when they were about to get married. But the ceremony was conducted if only as a formality for them. He then goes on to cite Gobhila-grihya-sutra which states the following. (Sanskrit verse at the bottom of the SS 1)
He then gives reference of Hrita Samhita which states that Bramhavadinis had their upanayana in their 8th year after which they studied Vedic lore and finished studenthood at the age of puberty. (Sanskrit verse at the bottom of the SS)
He then goes on to quote Yama on this matter. Yama says, "In former ages, tying of the girdle of muñja (i. e. upanayana) was desired in the case of maidens, they were taught the Vedas and made to recite the Savitrt the sacred Gayatri vers); +
... + either their father, uncle or brother taught them and not a stranger and begging was prescribed for a maiden in the house itself and she was not to wear deer-skin or bark garment and was not to have matted hair!

(Sanskrit verse at the bottom of the SS)
Going further, A S Altekar who has written at length about position of women in Hinduism gives a reference from Atharva Veda where it is mentioned that, "A maiden can succeed in her marriage only if she has been properly trained during the period of studentship (brahmacharya)"
It was only at the beginning of the Christian Era that this practice began to diminish. He then goes on to talk about how Rigveda alone has hymns attributed to around 20 Rishikas. Although only some names can be confirmed, there is no doubt that they were women.
Any information on them it unfortunately lost to time. He elaborates a little on what Brahmavdinis learnt after getting initiated.

Not only Vedic studies, but these Brahmavdinis also specialised in Purvaminansa which discussed various problems related to Vedic sacrifices.
He says that this particular branch of science is very dry and probably even more abstruse than Mathematics but many women still took deep interest in it.

Many educated women used to follow teaching as a career. It became necessary to include a word for female teacher +
... that would seperate them from Guru's wife who was not necessarily a scholar. Women who were themselves teachers, were called उपाध्याया.

On reading these sources carefully, it is clear that women did study and recite Vedasat some point of time.
I have nothing against these individuals or their Sampradayas which probably do not allow women to get initiated. But my objection is to them imposing this rule on everyone when there exists a clear record of women having done this is the past.
I do agree that neither janeu nor Vedic hymns are a joke and should never be taken lightly or chanted without initiation. But under proper guidance from a Guru, if someone is willing to take it up, please do not obstruct them.
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