View Full Version : Congratulations to 'Ubuntu Women'-today is International Women's Day

March 8th, 2006, 12:09 PM
Today on the occassion of the International Women's Day (http://http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/women/womday97.htm), I am dedicating this quote by Osho to "Ubuntu Women".

"It is the long condemnation of feminine qualities that has gone deep into the blood and the bones of women. It is man's conspiracy to prove himself superior to women -- which he is not.
And to prove that the woman is weak, he has to condemn all the feminine qualities. He has to say that they are all weak, and all those qualities together make the woman weak. In fact, the woman has all the great qualities in her. And whenever a man becomes awakened, he attains to the same qualities which he has been condemning in women. The qualities that are thought to be weak are all the feminine qualities. And it is a strange fact that all the great qualities come into that category. What is left are only the brutal qualities, animal qualities.
Love, trust, beauty, sincerity, truthfulness, authenticity -- these are all feminine qualities, and they are far greater than any qualities that man has. But the whole past has been dominated by man and his qualities".

Osho, excerpted from Sermons in Stones, Chapter 17 (http://www.osho.com/Topics/TopicsEng/celebrating2.htm)

March 9th, 2006, 05:05 AM
...and this quote makes us more enlightened? Better? More human? You’re no better than they are by saying they are incapable of such compassion and characteristics that your chosen author attributes solely to the female of the species without becoming hypocrites and feminine themselves. I see the greatest of compassion from a lot of men on a daily basis – fathers, sons, husbands, uncles, grandfathers alike. All capable of these same things without becoming the “weak feminine” character you portray.

Let’s not stop there. If the tides of history had been different and men were in our spot nothing would have changed. We are capable of the very same evil, corruption, mass murder, genocide, egotistically and nationalistically driven arms races bringing us to the brink of nuclear war. Heck, even the oppression of our male counterparts while we drink our tea and coffee and enjoy our fat pay checks while they struggle with the glass ceiling we are so fond of mentioning. We're capable of the same evils. It’s all about socialization sweetheart.

International Women's Day, hah. :rolleyes: