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Noahide Laws and equality?

I know that now isn’t a great time to be asking questions, but thought I’d ask it while I remembered.

I’ve really tried to figure this out myself but, as I am not Jewish myself, I think it’s abstract enough that I need to ask someone who knows more than me. I may also be overthinking it. Please forgive me if this is a dumb question.

The seventh Noahide Law involves ensuring justice in the world. I know that this is intended to be to establish courts of justice, but a student raised the idea that from ‘ensuring justice in the world’, it could be looking at ensuring equality (in particular, gender). He then made a link to the roles of women within Reform and Orthodox Judaism from this.

I figured that justice and equality were two different concepts, but googling it has just made it harder: “Equality means having an equal position for everyone. Justice means the quality of being just, righteous or fair in every aspect”. Can this idea of ensuring justice realistically/practically extend beyond the literal ‘courts of justice’ thought?

I can’t tell if this is an enormous stretch or some lateral thinking (particularly the first part) that has potential relevance within modern Jewish life?

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