This morning I received a "Gender Analysis tool". Delegates have been asked to consider petitions being sensitive to gender bias, shifts in power and authority, and legislation that sets one constituency against another.
It reminds me of a petition I came across in the Judcial Administration section for an amendment to paragraph 2701, "Exception to Presumption of Innocence". The petition would change the Discipline to read that when a woman brings charges against a male clergy for sexual conduct, the accused loses all rights under the discipline if the presiding bishop believes the charges to be true. It is interesting to me that we remain in an age where gender bias and issues of power must still be pointed out.