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transgenderism and buddhism are thoroughly incompatible. Buddhists are supposed to acknowledge and overcome their desires and negative feelings that come from desire. She's just pretending to be something she's not in more than one way.

Maybe because Buddhism also teaches women cannot ascend to the afterlife? And that women also are "cursed" men's souls or whatever who have to repeat life as women, maybe its all a big cope? I am with you totally on her pretending, I just hope she can get out of this horrid loop.

I didn't know that... Can we have one religion that's not completely shitty towards women? I hate this man-dominated world.

[–] Committing_Tervery alien/ufoself 👽🛸 1 points

Maybe because Buddhism also teaches women cannot ascend to the afterlife?

Source please? I couldn’t find anything about this. I’m disturbed by this because I recently started going to a Buddhist temple and most of the people there are women. They even have women monks. (For the record, this temple is Tibetan Buddhist; idk if there are differing beliefs for women in different sects of Buddhism.)

Most I know is from an old friend who used to be a practitioner of Buddhism, but I do not know exactly what sect, as someone mentioned the differences of Tibetan Buddhists, but I believe she used a more Chinese influenced sect? Once again I am not fully sure, she was just very open about how the religion treated women and her in general so I stayed far away >.>

Yeah, I was pretty shocked too when I read an article on Buddhist monk practices/rules that can be summarised as 'women nasty, man good'.

I don't think most Buddhists hold such misogynistic values anymore, and there is a lot of diversity of thought within Buddhism too. About reincarnation: the more bad karma a person accumulates, the more challenging their next life will be. Since being a woman is significantly more difficult, some people see it as a punishment for past karma.

Personally, I believe that since women had less freedoms when these religions were created, there were significantly less women who could be wandering travelers who attained enlightenment and taught philosophy.

I'm not sure what her situation is but I hope she gets better.