here are a few things, or points regarding bhikkhunis that I have heard
if you don't support this ordination your a sexist.
men are afraid of loosing their power.
if you see any other form as a suitable alternative for any reason (of which their is none) your a sexist.
and one amarvati nun left because after a visit to Thailand (where the society is different) she noticed sexism in the society at amaravati so left (transplanting western values on a place which doesn't share them?)
looking at these as example cases through the Dhamma i.e. the suttas, what is actually going on is conceit within the issue of brahms actions, when I asked what the point of the petition, the goal, was on an e-mail group it demonstrated all there types of conceit in one paragraph (of several paragraphs all saying the same thing), and it is there in the petition to a lesser extent.
that would be weak if bhikkhuni ordination wasn't available, but it is, both within theravada and mahayana.
Now look at brahms talks (in general &) specifically within the excommunication framework here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obwb8oYgWPU
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this is all pervasive on this topic, and in order not to belittle aspirant women, or the twofold sangha they need to be removed from this issue, then look at the correspondence of the WPP Ajahns in this matter, and see what they see, an Ajahn who broke away from the Larger sangha, disrespect due to the actions which led up to and came after and the video will give you an indication of what they see and are concerned about also (at the beginning).
In principle we are the same, in reality we are similar, both generally as in sex or species there will be certain common things, and certain different things, and this is the same on an individual level also, the difference between the two is that no two men are the same no man or woman is the same, but the general, wider differences and similarities are still present to some degree.
I may be wrong by suggesting that the Bhikkhuni issue should be removed from the equation at least long enough to look at what is going on underneath, but is anyone right by trying to use moral superiority as an excuse? Equality starts by keeping the standards set down, and being open and honest.
and yes I know some of what I said can be used in favour of Bhikkhuni ordination and can be seen as me being a hypocrite, but am I actually against Bhikkhuni ordination? no, am I against duel standards in setting it back up properly in each tradition (ie against their interpreaton of the Vinaya)? yes, am I against forcing a society to change? yes.