Hello Retro.retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,
Wow, really? I only find there's a problem when an individual takes it upon themselves to tar half the human population with a very broad brush.Modus.Ponens wrote:A lot of the topics about women rights turn bitter because most men, here or anywhere else, resent women. The same is true with women towards men.
Still, if it is true, this being a "Buddhist discussion forum", I would have thought that cultivating wholesome states (e.g. kindness, compassion), and reducing unwholesome states (e.g. aversion, fear) would be an apt mode of discussion, no matter what the topic. I also believe that if that's what happened, there would be no need for moderators to delete posts, let alone lock these topics.
I am not sure if you're saying that what I said was obvious, or if it is untrue.
Nevertheless, it's true of me and most likely of the thread derrailers. If that's the case, I find it best if it's discussed under closer supervision, ie, the Hot Topics section.
I know I've said things out of resentment here that I strongly regreted later. But I also think that these topics (men, women and how we relate to each other on all levels) have to be discussed by us buddhists. After all, sexuality is a central aspect of our lives. If it's a taboo, it's easier to become an obstacle. Both to the path and to the relationships.
My personal opinion is that political correctness hides a lot of truths (please don't take this as an atack) under pleasant, but untruthful speech. If we find a way to talk about this in a truthful, honest, but always kind, way, then it would only be of benefit. Of course, this sounds good in theory, but in practice it's probably very dificult, even though I think it's very important.