Well, I do know the Pope has to be hoisted up on a chair with part of the seat missing, in order to prove he has male "equipment" and is not a female in disguise, as happened here....http://www.dreamscape.com/morgana/popejoan.htm
I will add that this practice has long-since been discontinued.
It seems in this case, our Catholic "brethren" are more 'up-to-date' in such matters than our Buddhist monks.
However, it is possible, from what I hear, that such regulations were in fact later additions to the 'scriptures', and were held to be more in line with later chauvinistic thinking, rather than being direct instructions from the Buddha.
If Enlightenment is applicable equally to both genders, I don't see how having different genitals can be a factor in such a quest.
But hey, that's just me.
You will not be punished FOR
your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY
Pay attention, simplify, and (Meditation instruction in a nutshell) "Mind - the Gap." ‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word.
And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this
may be why....