There’s a fine new article on the bhikkhuni thing by Sanitsuda Ekachai, one of Thailand’s foremost journalists on Buddhism, and a strong and consistent voice for bhikkhunis in Thailand. She cuts straight to the heart of the matter in a way that few others have.
(Please excuse my lazy use of the word ‘thing’. ‘Controversy’, ‘issue’, ‘split’, or whatever, they’ve become such worn currency in my mind. All that’s left is a ‘thing’.)