retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,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.
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.
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.