The text even goes so far as to require that relationships between men and women be adjusted to strictly conform to the three cardinal guides.
For example, the Book of Changes states that the emperor is supposed to have six male ministers at the south palace a yang position and six wives or concubines at the north palace a yin position.
Some scholars see these as referring to the male and female genitals respectively.
Paras ase jokaisen sukupuolen mukaan 2.
While the Record of Rituals and Book of Poetry contain or promote hierarchical interpretations of gender issues, the Laozi clearly promotes nominally feminine characteristics and values.
Taiyang can also be blunt, albeit in a good-natured way, toward his daughters.