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The petition to legally recognize non-binary genders expired because it did not reach 100,000 signatures in time.
HERE IS A NEW PETITION. It expires April 20th. DO NOT LET THIS ONE FAIL AS WELL.
This one is doing pretty well already. Okay, so I know you have to make an account on the page, and that takes a few minutes, so if you don’t have time right now just bookmark the link so you can go back when you have a few minutes to spend on it.
Khandro Rinpoche in Buddha’s Daughters: Teachings from Women Who Are Shaping Buddhism in the West, page 139
The fact that until recently the word ‘shit’ appeared in print as s—- has nothing to do with moral considerations. You can’t claim that shit is immoral, after all! The objection to shit is a metphysical one. The daily defecation session is daily proof of the unacceptability of Creation. EIther/or: either shit is acceptable (in which case don’t lock yourself in the bathroom!) or we are created in an unacceptable manner.
It follows, then, that the aesthetic ideal of the categorical agreement with being is a world in which shit is denied and everyone acts as thoug it did not exist. This aesthetic ideal is called kitsch.
'Kitsch' is a German word born in the middle of the sentimental nineteenth century, and from German it entered all Western languages. Repeated use, however, has obliterated its original metaphysical meaning: kitsch is the absolute denial of shit, in both the literal and the figurative senses of the word; kitsch excludes everything from its purview which is essentially unacceptable in human existence "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kunderas (page 248)