August 8, 2010

Angry Asian Quote of the Day

From Kawahashi Noriko.
Unfortunately, however, the attempts by women in Japan today to remake Buddhism from a feminist perspective are little known, if at all, in Europe and America. A growing number of women in recent years, largely in America, have looked to Buddhism for a spirituality to replace Judaism and Christianity. Some of them have given up on Asian Buddhism, finding it spoiled by gender discrimination, and made the colonialist maneuver of proclaiming Western society to be the driving force for a new Buddhism.
Amen, sister! You can read the full text “Feminist Buddhism as Praxis: women in traditional Buddhism” published in the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies.

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