Too many male mods here and no woman section

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby SarathW » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:49 am

As Buddhist we all understand the meaning of the fetter “Mana”. Thought that someone is higher , lower, or equal is due to not understanding Anatta. We all are different aggregates. So we can’t compare each other. Even two atoms are not identical. As far as we understand that we all are different, there is no problem. We should not promote any suggestions to separate, based on creed, color, sex, ethnic back ground religion or any of those discriminations.Buddha Dhamma has only one taste - the taste of freedom. Thats all we talk, nothing else.
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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:22 pm

Hi Kim
:anjali:


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby danieLion » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:59 pm

There's not a men's section either. Since when does Dhammawheel care about the ideals of representative democracy?

Next thing you know, soemone will claim we need an affirmative action policy.

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby Justsit » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:58 am

Just curious - what percentage of members here are men? Anyone know?

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby Justsit » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:13 am

:rofl:

Perhaps I should rephrase that...or maybe not...

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby SarathW » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:32 am

Hi Beeblbrox
Thanks for correcting me. I see your point. I did not mean to object to any persons point of view. I am not an enlightened one either! Please consider the followings.

- I am more closed to women than men (sorry guys) I feel more comfortable and protected with them.
The reason been, I was brought up by 12 women (my aunts) and six sisters.
I was very closed to my mother, more than my father. So I always protect women.
- I am frustrated with the way society is disintegrating with deferent groups. Most importantly, it will hinder the attainment of Arahantship for a Buddhist.
So we should try to minimise the segregation. Western countries (developed) have less discrimination than third world countries.
That alone is a good example of how you can reap the benefits of your good action in this life it self.
- Please consider the administration difficulties. (Dhamma wheel is a non profit organisation) so they have to keep it simple.
- I agree with you and your point taken.
- Please strive, you can attain Arahantship in this life.
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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby alan... » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:39 am

not to mention real life! if this attitude was held in the world today i wouldn't have heard all the wonderful teachings of the bhikkhunis at the zen temple i used to attend! and ayya khema and shaila catherine are two of my favorite authors, if there was a big separation attitude in the world like this for me i wouldn't have read their books as instead of being in the general "buddhism" section in the book store they would have been in the "womens" section! and i wouldn't have found so much wonderful knowledge.

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:41 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby Mr Man » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:09 am

I think it is worth remembering the context that originally brought this thread about. If a member of some length of time who has made a fair contribution, feels uncomfortable or as if they feel they have been treated without sensitivity or whatever, I think we should reflect on the situation and see if there is a need or possibility for change.

I would also note that there were two interrelated monastic orders created not one combined order. And although I haven't really looked at the nuns rule, as I understand that there are some rules that are gender specific and rules that were put in place to protect women from men.

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby Dan74 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:27 am

_/|\_

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby gendun » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:29 pm

It hadnt struck me to wonder about the gender difference until I read this thread..It has now caught my attention. Is it known what proportion of regular posters are women ? And how many moderators ?
Just out of interest.
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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby Justsit » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:47 pm

No reply to this question as asked previously.
An old thread had 72% male, 27% female, and 1 transgendered person. No notation of gender of mods. And only 64 respondents out of 6500+ members.
Not exactly statistically significant.
My guess would be closer to 95%+ male posters.

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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby gendun » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:54 pm

Thank you Justsit
Interesting.
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Re: Too many male mods here and no woman section

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:44 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.


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