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Friday, November 23, 2012
Charity begins at home. So do women's rights and gender equality. That's why who is doing the dishes at home is for me not a petty personal issue, but a political one. But whenever I raise this topic _ that a couple's equal share of household chores is an an indicator of gender equality in ...
29 April 2008
As a mother, the news that grabbed my attention over the weekend had nothing to do with the politics that areÂ near the boiling point. It was about a boy gang rape.A nightmare for any parent, the incident involved three boys, aged 8, 11 and 12, raping a 7-year-old girl neighbour.The boys said they ...Read this blog post | comments (114)
10 April 2008
Like most Thais, I believed that there have never been female monks, or Bhikkhuni, in Thailand. How I was wrong!The person who opened my eyes was Ayya Tathaaloka Bhikkhuni, a Buddhist teacher and abbess of the Dhammadharini Vihara, a temple for female monastics in Fremont, California.As a scholar on ...Read this blog post | comments (60)