Re: Gender bias in Buddhism?
- Dear Bankei
> Thats a good comparison.Sorry, I think you have missed my point. I am not talking about the gender difference in the military.
> But it doesn't really fit as in the Military a salute does not depend on
> gender. It depends on rank. So a junior male officer would have to salute a
> senior female officer.
What I mean is this. For an outsider, the difference of duties and responsibilities divide soldiers into different ranks, just like in all other hierarchical organizations. Then why should there be severe social barriers between different ranks in the military, unlike other organizations?
- Dear Bankei,
thanks. I will have a read over the Easter break, and we can continue our discussion. Btw, is your name Asian? ;-)
--- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Bankei wrote:
Bhikkhu Analayo has a paper out titled "*The *BahudhÄtuka-sutta* and its Parallels On Womenâs Inabilities"* in the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Vol 16, 2009