Yin & Yang is Sexist

The Tao sees the world as male (yang) and female (yin) which is very sexist. Some think the yin and yang are just good and bad. Never heard of it as sexist. But the white is male and the black is female. Chinese literature beginning with the classic cannon Yijing (book of Changes) we see sexism as we find the male (yang) symbolized as day or the sun embodying everything good and positive, and this status is identified with heaven. Whereas the female (yin) is symbolized as night or the moon embodying everything negative, evil and lowly. Ref Taoism is the personification of “woo woo” bullshit nonsense offered as wisdom: “I confess that there is nothing to teach: on religion, on science, on body of information, which will lead your mind back to the tao. Today I speak in this fashion, tomorrow in another, but the integral way is beyond words and beyond mind.” Ref Women and Femininity in Early Chinese Philosophy “Conclusion” Is that where there are such rigid hierarchical relationships based on sex, practiced and codified in the society, that this would never be possible. The Odes make it plain that women in ancient China were not choosing a patriarchal social order, it was imposed on them and they just had to live with it. It is also obvious that yin and yang were more than sex distinctions in the Laozi: they were also gendered concepts in the human realm as they were seen to be available to men. There is no mention of women adopting yang qualities; the Laozi does not appear to have any view on this issue. Since...

The Evolution of Fire Sacralizing and/or Worship

Around 1.5 Million years ago, in Kenya, Africa two sites at Koobi Fora show evidence of control of fire aswell as other sites at a little later dates, such as Chesowanja and Olorgesailie, show potential evidence that fire was utilized by early humans although this is not evidence of cooked food. 1 Million Years Ago – Wonderwerk Cave (South Africa), found evidence of controlled use of several fires likely by Homo erectus our human ancestors, including use of fire in cooking of plants and animals. Also found were stone tools all showing thoughtful intentionality. It is possible that fire could have played a part in early superstitionism, then supernaturalism and following through into religion as well as myths. 770,000 Years Ago – Homo erectus and Homo erectus pekinensis (Peking Man) left evidence which helps establishes they could control and use fire. We need to stop thinking that all advancement waited until modern humans came along. We likely learned a few things from the beings before us, just as it is not unthinkable that the beings before us likely learned a few things from the beings before them. 600,000 Years Ago – Fire can be said to have a reasonably wide use and possibly being sacralized to some extent then or sometime later, but we do know at some point fire was attached to sacredness. At what point in humanoid history did these sacred rituals fully appear? What dreams were dreamed, what stories told around the fire? It is likely fire was one of the earliest superstitionized things, later becoming a supernaturalized symbols, them lasting as a sacradized part of...