“it’s not like the Buddha had a choice between respecting and oppressing women, and then chose the more oppressive attitudes and actions. It was simply a matter of fact in his culture that women were inferior.”
Omg, seriously?? Buddha didn’t have a choice, this man who contemplated kindess and compassion for all living things just couldn’t make that leap to respect women?
Other men in the past managed to chose to regard women as deserving of dignity and respect even when they lived in a time where it was simply a matter of fact in their culture that women were ‘inferior’. And they don’t claim to be as enlightened as The Buddha.
Ken Wilbur is just as bad as any other cult leader/religious fanatic, along with his pal megalomaniac Andrew Cohen.