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How Can You Live In This World And Yet Be Innocent?, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Nov 26, 2019 Marianne wrote:
I am wondering if this post is for males only.

I appreciate and respect everyone's sentiments HOWEVER, the exclusive language is troublesome.

If you would like to understand my position please try this: settle-in, close your eyes and have someone read to you Krishnamurti's words using FEMALE pronouns only (that is if you are male).

I was asked to do the same with the reader using male pronouns. I was forever changed.

Exclusive language is not acceptable in a society that seeks equality.

Thank you for your understanding.
 

Aliveness and Harmony, by Christopher Alexander

FaceBook  On Jan 7, 2014 Marianne wrote:

Mine too!! 

 

What to Remember When Waking, by David Whyte

FaceBook  On Jan 7, 2014 Marianne wrote:

 Thank you, David Whyte, absolutely lovely.

 

Aliveness and Harmony, by Christopher Alexander

FaceBook  On Jan 7, 2014 Marianne wrote:

 I found this supposedly uplifting piece disturbing and insensitive because of its use of exclusionary male pronouns.  When I was in a college women's studies class many years ago I had eyes opened to sexist language.  I would like to suggest an experiment to you Mr. Alexandar and your male (and even female) readers.  Go back to the beginning of the piece, close your eyes and have someone read it to you with all female pronouns and then tell me how included you feel.  I hope you will be more sensitive and inclusive in future writings.  Thank you.