The blog post Equality In Vedas lists these two hymns from the Rigveda in support of its view that all men are equal.
The Vedas teach equality among the people in society. No one is superior or no one is inferior. We find Samaanatha in the Vedas.
Te ajyesthaa akanisthaasa udbhido amadhyamaaso mahasaa vi vavridhuh |
sujaataaso janushaa prishnimataro divo marya aa no achaa jigatana || – Rig: 5-59-6
Among these men there are no superiors or no inferiors, no middle ones either. They become great from small beginnings. They make progress in different ways by dint of their merits. By birth they are all highborn because they are all children of Mother-Earth. O you men of the Lord Refulgent! be available to us in a loveable manner or grow into praise-worthy souls in fair ways.
Ajyesthaaso akanislliaasa ete sam bhraataro vaavridhuh saubhagaaya|
yuva pita swapaa rudra eshaam sudhughaa prishnih sudinaa marudbhayah|| – Rig: 5-60-5
These men are without superiors and without inferiors. They are mutually brothers. They march onwards for prosperity. The eternally youthful, the soul protecting, grief alleviating God is their father. The richly feeding Mother-Earth produces happy days to these mortals.
What does 'these men' here really mean? If these hymns are actually praising a certain class of gods (Maruts?), is 'men' the right word to use?
Are these verses taken out of context by the blog writer and (incorrectly) applied to all men?