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Subject: Re: Two clarifications
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: April 25, 2008 at 1:14:10 AM
Reply to: Re: Two clarifications by Anneza
Your point is very interesting and very true, why the concept of humiliation is different for men and for women.

I suspect (and that is only a personal oppinion) that is consequence of the male chauvinism of most European cultures (the bottom line in religion is "there is not worthy woman, but Virgin Mary" and it is still alive in the ban against women at Mount Athos) and the inconscient attempt to avoid to be confused with a homosexual or effeminate person; the femenine homosexuality was simply unconceivable or ignorated by Europeans throughout centuries and, for instance, it was not prosecuted in Victorian England because Queen Victoria refused to believe that "something as abnormal" as two female lovers was possible.

Maybe there were monks with femenine names (and not related with Our Lady), but I'm unaware of that.

Lumia
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