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Sex, Sexism, Tao and Taoism

To: alt.philosophy.taoism
From: (SH Carter)
Subject: Sex, Sexism, Tao and Taoism
Date: 6 Feb 1996 13:49:30 GMT

(Re-posted with a better Subject heading)

SH Carter ( wrote:

: Where does Sex fit into all of this?

: Could it be that it is a subject that is even more complicated than the 
: whole of Taoism, so the great scholars swept it under the carpet hoping 
: nobody would notice?

: If Taoists are supposed to eschew all that sort of thing, as are most 
: other philosophies, why haven't all the Taoists died long ago?

: It may be that I've just not read enough, as my method for learning 
: things tends to be towards the intuitive and away from the academic.

: There are hexagrams that address sexual/marital issues (Coming to meet, 
: and that one where the masculine and feminine are out of position and at 
: odds with each other: 'inauspicious') but how do these translate into 
: relationships in the more egalitarian 'modern' west?  My intuition tells 
: me that the hexagrams are telling me that a Woman's place _is_ in the 
: home, but this is not an acceptable stance in modern Britain.

: Yours, puzzled, but stubbornly seeking answers,

# Steve Carter,,
# ... nope, can't think of anything at all to go here.

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