To further make a point... There are hunderds of Masajid in UK where the Imam and committe follow the Madhab of Imam Abu Haneefa (RA) and women attend Eid and all other Salah. So the dispute is over THE MOST SUPERIOR ACTION for a woman: Should she attend Eid Salah in congregation? Should she NOT attend Eid Salah in congregation? There is express and general discouragement in the Qur'aan & Sunnah for those who opt for "position 2" and Ulamah beleive that the specific evidence DOES NOT over-ride the general rule. There is "special evidence" for those who opt for "position 1" This is exactly the point of difference of opinion, the important issue is no one is prohibiting it in practise for either groups of Sisters!
Jazaak Allah Khair for your points brother. As Br thesunnah said the fact that praying at home is preferable does not mean that that women are not permitted to go to the mosque, as is clear from the following hadeeth: From ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar, who said: "I heard the Messenger of Allaah SAWS (peace be upon him) say: ‘Do not prevent your women from going to the mosque if they ask your permission.’" Bilaal ibn ‘Abdullah said, "By Allaah, we will prevent them." (Ibn ‘Umar) turned to him and told him off in an unprecedented fashion, saying: "I tell you what the Messenger of Allaah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said, and you say ‘By Allaah, we will prevent them’!!" (reported by Muslim, 667). But there are conditions attached to the permission for women to go to the mosque, as follows: (1) She should wear complete hijaab. (2) She should not go out wearing perfume. (3) She should have the permission of her husband and the husband should not prevent if he is asked and the conditions are met. Her going out should not involve any other kind of prohibited acts, such as being alone in a car with a non-mahram driver. If a woman does something wrong like that, her husband or guardian has the right to stop her; in fact it is his duty to do so.