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Gender Neutrality

To remember

  • In patriarchal society = condition of women = very bad.
  • condition of a nation = looking at status of its women (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru)
  • Mahatma Gandhi started struggle for equality for everyone no matter what gender
  • Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit = first women president of the United Nations General Assembly
  • Savitribai Phule  started first girls school in India
  • Indira Gandhi first +only female Prime minister of India
  • Sucheta Kriplani = first woman Chief Minister in India, gujrat
  • Justice Anna Chandy = first female judge in India + first women in India to become a high court judge
  • Rani Lakshmibai led a huge revolt against britishers in India.


  • Right to Equality in our constitution => equality must be in real terms
  • laws must be equally applicable to everyone irrespective to their gender
  • many of Indian laws are gender specific > protects only women => Men facing same problems > not backed by any law
  • Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of sex, religion, caste, place of birth and race.
  • In India > no particular law for a male victim of rape whether committed by a male or a female.


  • Crime>no sexual orientation + neither law ought to be sex explicit
  • words ”any man” utilized in the law=>  supplanted with word ”person”  => unbiased to permit a lady likewise to be rebuffed under it.
  • having laws only for women => lacking => improved leads us to a gender neutral society



Gender, genderless, androgyny, bisexuality, cisgender and transgender

Study says highlighting gender leads to stereotypes

Do the concepts of male and female need to have a formal official definition

Trans extremism, trans ideology, genderless a.o. categories and TERFs

The dilemma of gender neutrality

She/Her – They/Them – Person

The Concept of Gender Neutrality and You

The World of ‘Men’?

Legalify India

Author: ASHISH Yadav, Manipal University Jaipur

Co- Author: Shubhi Pareek, Manipal University Jaipur

Before starting our main topic it is necessary to understand what really Gender Neutrality is.

In pre historic times and recent past women faced a lot of difficulties in their life, they never got what they deserved. In our patriarchal society condition of women was very bad. They had faced many cruelties they are not even treated normally as human beings, they were like a machine which do all their necessary work . They were never given any rights which all men were enjoying.

As time passed all this begin to change a little. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru the first prime minister of India said that “you can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women” and now the fight for equality for women started to gain popularity. Mahatma Gandhi also started…

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Finding taste in reading books

Those who find taste in reading good books,
is in a position to bear solitude,
anywhere and with great ease.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Smaak vinden in het lezen van boeken

Wie smaak vindt in het lezen van goede boeken,
is bij machte om de eenzaamheid te dragen,
waar dan ook en met groot gemak.

~ Mahatma Gandhi


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Catholic priest: Islam is faith of liberation

From some older writings

  Catholic priest: Islam is faith of liberation by rehmat1

Rev. Mike Rivage-Seul is a retired Catholic priest, teacher and a liberation theologian. He taught at Berea College in Kentucky for 36 years where he directed Berea’s Peace and Social Justice Studies Program.In Octobder 2013, he posted a two-part study on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), entitled, Islam as Liberation Theology: Muhammad as a Prophet for our times.

Understanding Islam as today’s foremost expression of the liberating power of faith made the 1979 Revolution in Iran a movement inspired by liberation theology.
It did the same thing for other movements for liberation throughout the Asia and Africa. With all their triumphs and distortions, they too were movements against colonialism and its neo-colonial aftermath. In the name of God, they all stood against the exploitation and oppression of the East by the West

says Rivage-Seul.

As a liberation theologian, I see Islamists as part of world-wide movement of poor people to use their religious traditions as a force for freedom rather than control and slavery. In fact, I consider this movement as the most important intellectual and social development since the writing of the Communist Manifesto in 1848. Grasping that fact and the true nature of Islam should be Job #1 for teachers and peace advocates,”


Rivage-Seul claims that after studying American religious scholar Huston Smith’s book, The Religion of Man, he realized that Judaism, Christianity and Islam are sister faiths.

There is no distinction between “their God” and “our God.”

All three were

“religions of the book.”

At the very least, all recognized Jesus as a great prophet,”

Rivage-Seul claims.

This is where I draw the line. Holy Qur’an claims that prophet Jesus'(as) birth by Virgin Mary (as) was a Divine miracle. Catholic Bible claims Jesus pronounced himself ‘God’s son’ and thus shares God’s powers along with angel Gabriel (Trinity). Jewish Talmud shows nothing but contempt for Jesus, Mary and Christianity.

I think Huston Smith (died 2016), like Donald Trump, was a Jew apologist as result of

his eldest daughter, Karen, married a Jew, converted and raised her kids in a Jewish home,”

reported Dan Pine at the Jewish News of Northern California, June 26, 2009.

I have also taught Malcolm X’s autobiography. His embrace of Islam had called my attention to the attraction of Islam for poor people as an alternative to enslaving interpretations of Christianity. Malcolm’s passion for theNation of Islam easily connected with my own for liberation theology – i.e. with the reading of the Judeo-Christian tradition from the perspective of those committed to the welfare and destiny of the world’s poor,”

Rivage-Seul said.

The concept of liberation is an important part of Islamic Jihad. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) divided Muslims based on their commitment Islamic faith in the following three categories.

  1. If a Believer sees an act of aggression and has the power to stop it – he must do it even if he had to use arms.
  2. If a Believer sees an act of aggression and doesn’t have the means to stop it – he must protest against it verbally or through media.
  3. If a Believer sees an act of aggression but decide not to apply one the above two options – he has the weakest faith in Allah.

Several Jewish rabbis have agreed with Mike Rivage-Seul in the past.

The women liberation movement (Feminism) is not a Western invention. It was established by Islam in the 7th century.

Father of India, Mahatma Gandhi praised Islam, saying:

I wanted to know the best of the life of one who holds today an undisputed sway of over the hearts of millions of mankind. I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet Muhammad the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers . his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in Allah and his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the second volume of the Prophet’s biography, I was sorry there was no more for me to read of that great life.”

rehmat1 | June 5, 2017 at 12:51 am

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Having faith in the ocean Humanity

””You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean;
if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi .”


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One of the very difficult things in life is to forgive others. Let us not wait until it is to late to say we forgive them.

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Leven meer dan alleen de snelheid ervan verhogen

”Het leven is
meer dan alleen de snelheid ervan verhogen.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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Vrede is het pad

”Er is geen pad naar vrede.
Vrede is het pad.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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Ware rijkdom van een mens

”De ware rijkdom van een mens
bestaat uit het goede
dat hij voor zijn medemens heeft gedaan.”
Mahatma Gandhi


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Verandering zijn die je wilt zien

“Wees de verandering die je in de wereld wilt zien.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

English version / Engelse versie > Being the change that you wish to see

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Being the change that you wish to see

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Verandering zijn die je wilt zien

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Diegene die geen religie heeft

”God heeft geen religie.”

Mahatma Gandhi


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Immanuel Kant, Gandhi, Mark Twain und andere über die Bibel

From a painting of Immanuel Kant

From a painting of Immanuel Kant (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bibel ist das Buch, dessen Inhalt selbst von seinem göttlichen Ursprung zeugt. Die Bibel ist mein edelster Schatz, ohne den ich elend wäre”

“Sie tun wohl, dass Sie ihre einzige Beruhigung in den Evangelien suchen; denn es ist die unversiegbare Quelle aller Wahrheiten, die, wenn die Vernunft ihr ganzes Feld ausgemessen hat, nirgend anders zu finden sind”

Immanuel Kant, † 1804

“Ihr Christen habt in eurer Obhut ein Dokument mit genug Dynamit in sich, die gesamte Zivilisation in Stücke zu blasen, die Welt auf den Kopf zu stellen; dieser kriegszerrissenen Welt Frieden zu bringen. Aber ihr geht damit so um, als ob es bloß ein Stück guter Literatur ist, sonst weiter nichts.”

Gandhi, † 1948

“Hier liegt das Buch par Excellence auf meinem Tische [d.i. das Evangelium]; ich werde nicht müde, es immer wieder zu lesen: jeden Tag lese ich es mit derselben Lust.”

Napoleon Bonaparte † 1814/15

“Die meisten Menschen haben Schwierigkeiten mit den Bibelstellen, die sie nicht verstehen. Ich für meinen Teil muss zugeben, dass mich gerade diejenigen Bibelstellen beunruhigen, die ich verstehe.”

Mark Twain alias Samuel Clemens Langhorn, † 1910

Quelle: Wikipedia Rousseau

“Das Siegel der Wahrheit, welches das Evangelium trägt, ist so groß, so überraschend, so unnachahmlich, dass sein Erfinder größer wäre als sein Held.”

Jean-Jaques Rousseau, † 1778


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