Share, discrimination, bias, prejudices continue to exist on very subtle levels. There are invisible glass ceilings. It can take generations to wipe them out.
An unisex dress code (specialy for children) in public spaces, I believe can play a role in creating a truly egalitarian society. > --- "sharelong60" <sharelong60@..> wrote: > > Jason, your comment about unisex dress code kind of jumped > out at me as did your linking that to an egalitarian > society. Actually I'm still kind of baffled by it so don't > even know what to ask except: can you say more? > > > From: Jason <jedi_spock@...> > > > > The Chinese philosophy which speaks of Yin-Yang, two > > equal energies mutually balancing each other is a far > > superior philosophy to western philosophy and certain > > aspects of indian philosophy. > > > > Science itself says that male and female are equals but > > different. > > > > Yoga is essentialy balance, ie life within parameters. > > > > Any society or culture that is imbalanced will > > eventually destroy itself. Nature hates imbalances and > > always tries to reach an equilibrium. I have always > > believed that an unisex dresscode in public spaces, is > > an important way to bring in a truly egalitarian > > society. > > > > "If a republic is small, it is destroyed by a foreign > > force; if it is large, it is destroyed by an internal > > vice." > > > > ~French philosopher, Montesquieu > > > > > --- "s3raphita" <s3raphita@..> wrote: > > > > > > Ah, yes! C.S. Lewis and Mere Christianity. The book was > > > originally a series of talks Lewis gave on BBC Radio in > > > the 1940s. At one point he brought up the delicate topic > > > of sex. Lewis maintained that in his youth he had been all > > > in favour of a "natural"attitude towards sexual matters > > > but - he said - surely contemporary attitudes towards sex > > > were anything but "natural". There was something > > > positively diseased about them. As an example, Lewis asked > > > us to consider a striptease show. What are we make of such > > > an exhibition? Well, he said, imagine you had arrived in a > > > strange country where you discovered that the inhabitants > > > were in the habit of paying to gather in front of a > > > display of food that was hidden from view. Then, slowly, > > > the appetising meal was revealed to the gaze of the > > > citizens. Wouldn't you then conclude that something had > > > gone seriously wrong with the appetites of the denizens of > > > this imaginary nation? Well, isn't the same true of our > > > attitudes towards sex? We have a diseased approach, he > > > concluded. > > > > > > A listener to the programme later wrote in to say: if I > > > came across a country such as you describe I would assume > > > that the people were starving. What a splendid response! > > > The implication being that men frequent strip shows > > > because they are sex-starved. > > > > > > Now take a look around you at the 24/7 porn culture we > > > inhabit. Was Lewis right or the anonymous listener? > > > --- Pundister <punditster@...> wrote: > > > > "In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis calls pride 'The Great > > Sin' for it 'has been the chief cause of misery in > > every nation and every family since the world began'Â¦ it > > was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride > > leads to every other vice.' We see in Walter' case that > > it is his pride' 'an unwillingness to accept normal > > treatment, a refusal to be a charity case even when > > faced with his own impending death' that starts him on > > the path toward manufacturing meth. Pride is the > > catalyst that leads to all of Walter's other sins." > > > > Read more: > > > > 'The Theology of Breaking Bad' > > http://www.fare-forward.com/the-theology-of-breaking-bad/