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Poll: Your sex or gender?

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.

What is your sex or gender

Man
46
72%
Woman
17
27%
Transgendered
1
2%
 
Total votes: 64

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:20 pm


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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:25 pm

To be honest, I'm surprised Chownah hasn't voted 'transgendered' in an attempt to be funny or noticed.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:50 am

I wanted to vote 'human' but that option wasn't offered.
Sigh.

Kim

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby chownah » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:43 am

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:48 am

No matter how unpalatable or inconvenient, human beings come in a variety of colours, many shapes and sizes, and ( at least ) two genders. We start from what is.
In the sixties a friend of mine would say that she know longer noticed peoples colour. She told me one day in a state of some confusion and hurt that she had said this to an afro american woman, who had told her that she felt that her identity had been negated. That she was black and proud of the fact.
Women want to be seen as women. Not as honorary men or genderless.
There are good reasons why kammic and biological strands have come together to form men and women.
We start from where we are. Transcending that is some way down the way.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:05 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:53 am


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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:01 am

If it stays at race or gender then no one is served. But neither are they served by not recognising our unique set of kammic and biological circumstances, including the melanin that shapes our ethnic identity.
It would be wrong to discriminate against anyone in terms or colour or gender...but we start from where we are and that includes a recognition of all that makes us unique and that must ultimately be transcended.
To suggest that we all see ourselves and each other as Ideals in an world that is Ideal is to go faster than is possible.
We start with this breath, in this body, at this moment. And we see no one as inferior or superior to us .
But it is a real man or real woman that we relate to with all their strengths and all their needs.
Not an abstract.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:04 am

I think Kim, that without pushing it too far, it is not unreasonable to suggest that only men can afford the luxury of being blind to gender.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:18 am


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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:09 pm


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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:45 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Aloka » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:54 pm

Female.

Tilt - I had no idea about your feminine tendancies - perhaps you'd like to go shopping with me and we can choose some nice dresses for each other to wear.

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:56 pm

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:57 am

I am slightly surprised that at this moment it is as high as eight.... :o
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:21 am


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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Jhana4 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:58 am

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Poll: Your sex or gender?

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:46 pm

And I might be wrong but going on the names of those who appear in the Who Is Online ? box, and going by the fact that most of them do occasionally post, I would guess that the majority are men.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.


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