maybe it's my fever talking...

it occurred to me while I was watching the news this morning, how come you never see a male nun? we have female ministers. keep in mind I know very little about religions, but am I right? seems a little bit sexist to me.
also makes you wonder if a transvestite has ever tried to become a nun.

As the subject says, it may just be the fever talking. :smiley:

~Travis

In Shakespearean times, nunnery had two meanings - A convent of women, and a house of ill fame (brothel).

And a nunnery is attended by nuns.

From what I understand the male equivalent is called a monk.

Kind of like with cattle why you never see a female bull. They just have different names for it depending on gender.

pYro_65:
In Shakespearean times, nunnery had two meanings - A convent of women, and a house of ill fame (brothel).

And a nunnery is attended by nuns.

Nun of this, nun of that and, certainly, nun of 'the other'.

Nuns and monks. But say someone wanted to break that gender barrier. We all know that the catholic church has rigidly defined gender roles, so it's unlikely to lead the way. On the other end of the religion spectrum, buddhists also have ... monks anyway. Are there female buddhist monks?

So the answer and solution are: Yes. Aspirin, lots of water, bedrest.