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Mt Athos gender fear
« on: Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 @ 18:56:36 »
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Monks of Mt Athos fear new gender law could enable women into their all-male sanctuary

For more than a thousand years, they have allowed only men to enter their ancient stone monasteries.

But the monks of Mt Athos in Greece now fear that the peace and quiet of their all-male sanctuary is at risk from a new law that allows people to change their gender.

The law, which was passed last week by the parliament in Athens, allows Greeks over the age of 15 to change the gender listed on their identity cards through a simplified court ruling, without proving they have undergone sex-change surgery.

The Orthodox monks fear that the law will enable women to simply declare themselves men in order to earn the right to access the jealously-guarded peninsula in northern Greece.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/17/monks-mt-athos-fear-new-gender-law-could-enable-women-all-male/

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Re: Mt Athos gender fear
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 @ 21:40:45 »
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Monks of Mt Athos fear new gender law could enable women into their all-male sanctuary

For more than a thousand years, they have allowed only men to enter their ancient stone monasteries.

But the monks of Mt Athos in Greece now fear that the peace and quiet of their all-male sanctuary is at risk from a new law that allows people to change their gender.

The law, which was passed last week by the parliament in Athens, allows Greeks over the age of 15 to change the gender listed on their identity cards through a simplified court ruling, without proving they have undergone sex-change surgery.

The Orthodox monks fear that the law will enable women to simply declare themselves men in order to earn the right to access the jealously-guarded peninsula in northern Greece.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/17/monks-mt-athos-fear-new-gender-law-could-enable-women-all-male/
What happens if any of the monks wish to change into a woman, might prove to be a bit interesting ???

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Re: Mt Athos gender fear
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 18 October, 2017 @ 19:13:54 »
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Monks of Mt Athos fear new gender law could enable women into their all-male sanctuary

For more than a thousand years, they have allowed only men to enter their ancient stone monasteries.

But the monks of Mt Athos in Greece now fear that the peace and quiet of their all-male sanctuary is at risk from a new law that allows people to change their gender.

The law, which was passed last week by the parliament in Athens, allows Greeks over the age of 15 to change the gender listed on their identity cards through a simplified court ruling, without proving they have undergone sex-change surgery.

The Orthodox monks fear that the law will enable women to simply declare themselves men in order to earn the right to access the jealously-guarded peninsula in northern Greece.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/17/monks-mt-athos-fear-new-gender-law-could-enable-women-all-male/
What happens if any of the monks wish to change into a woman, might prove to be a bit interesting ???

Especially if they made a habit of it!  :rofl:

Tony