Should we respect another (views) if they are mysogynist, misandrous, racist etc. We can care for the individual and have unconditional loving-kindness with regard to them but not endorse their views - if they are intolerant or insensitive to the needs of women or, other people whose basic human-rights are not respected.
So, should we be ‘open’ and, accommodating (understanding) when people have mysogynist, misandrous or, other pernicious opinions because, this would mean we are not narrow-minded, against diversity, believing in the need for a uniformity of opinion?
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Do not tire me with discussions of ABC or Z”.
a) social exclusion, b) sex discrimination, c) hostility: d) androcentrism; e) patriarchy; f) male privilege; g) belittling of women; h) violence against women etc etc. etc. Then, there are the damaging impacts on men and very other member of the community.
Nobody wants to see damaging divisions in the Buddhist community. If, talking about things that really matter in the lives of practitioners is damaging to the community then that is unfortunate. However, to remain silent about issues that are damaging to individuals in the Buddhist community would be something I would not endorse.
We need to have a open and transparent Buddhist community that is not afraid to ‘air its dirty linen’ in the interest of some kind of sham-uniformity of views. By not discussing matters of real substance and doing something about them we will be encouraging an ‘oppressive’ uniformity of opinion - signifying nothing.