Friday, April 22, 2011

The role of females in Japanese Buddhism

Merrick speaker describes "androcentric" society

In the 122nd annual Merrick Lecture on April 13, Lori Meeks said the role of women in Buddhism is both complex and multi-dimensional.

Meeks is a professor of religion at the University of Southern California.

When talking about women in Buddhism, Meeks said she chooses her words carefully.

"I use the word androcentric [male centered] instead of misogynistic because Buddhism doesn't necessarily show a hatred of women; it is just centered on men," Meeks said.

Read the full article from Buddhist Channel

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