One of the many things that amazes me about this practice is the way it brings to the surface all the tricks and turns of mind and body that go unnoticed. These tricks and turns typically support suffering and the promotion of suffering for ourselves and others. Seeing them is sometimes painful, sometimes joyful, and leaves us with a question: What now?
But our practice does not always reveal the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which harm and suffering is promoted in this world. This is why it is useful to hear stories about oppression, abuse, and discrimination. These stories work like practice – they bring to the surface the tricks and turns of mind and body that promote suffering and leave us with many questions: Have I acted in this way? How can I help? What now?
In this spirit, I am posting a link to a blog entitled “What Is It Like To Be A Woman In Philosophy?”. You may not be in a philosophy department or program, but don’t rest easy: the experiences voiced here can be repeated in almost all areas and workplaces and homes and interactions and countries that we find ourselves in.
Thank you for reading this blog, thank you for reading “What Is It Like To Be A Woman In Philosophy?”, and thank you for working to alleviate suffering for all beings.