Riding a thirty-year old Russian train,covered in Cyrillic writing; it felt as though we had stepped back into the third world. It was midnight in Hannover; we were nineteen people, and our thirty bags. Crashed onto the train while the whistle blowed three times, impatiently.
Millions of Buddhist women have full ordination denied them by Buddhist men. This is not what the Buddha taught, rather it is half of the population discriminating against the other half. It is in the interest of Buddhist men to reinstate full human and religious rights to women. This is not only justice it is common sense.
The nature of consciousness is not gendered.
Suppose women woke up and took it into their own hands to educate
themselves to the conditioning of the entertainment, cosmetic and
fashion industries? Suppose women woke up and rejected the images that make them objects of men's desires? How quickly would bulimia and anorexia eating disorders be forgotten?
Suppose women woke up and rejected the complicity that makes them passive victims of men's lust for warfare? How quickly could wars stop?