Let’s start with the first most basic fact that drives people who subscribe to the patriarchal system absolutely crazy:
- There is not a single person on this earth who got here without a woman.
Trace every bit of work done on this planet. No matter whose hands did the labor, a woman made those hands. It is impossible to get away from that fact.
It is also nearly impossible to find a person who was not nurtured for most of the early years of their life, almost exclusively by women. There are some exceptions, of course, but for the most part, humans are fed, bathed, diapered, played with, educated by, taken to the doctor, and put to bed by women. If something happens while the primary caregivers are away, who will the substitutes call? The woman. Even if they have written instructions to call her male counterpart, they will call her first.
What’s my point?
Well, I grew up in an evangelical, fundamentalist church. Mainline Christian, if you really need to know. Reformation with Thomas and Alexander Campbell and Barton W. Stone at Cane Ridge Church, KY. I’ve even been to the old church. The background started as an amalgam of Presbyterian and old-time Baptist and then they “made their own” after that. It’s complicated, to say the least. And all this happened right before 1860 so things were sort of in an uproar anyway. They’d have big camp meetings with preachers standing on stumps preaching for 2-3 HOURS and people falling out, barking like dogs, and getting ‘saved’. (I think it may have been heat stroke, but they believed it.)
Bring all that forward to 2022 and you have a mishmash of the Southern Baptists and all the various other Baptists, various Methodists, various Presbyterians, plus the Church of Christ, Church of God, Pentecostals, Church of the Nazarenes, and assorted others which can be of many sizes, shapes, and colors. Some will be huge (Joel Osteen’s mega church in Lakewood, Tx, J. D. Jakes’ Church with his family is enormous, Jimmy Swaggert’s empire, The 700 Club, and many, many others) and all the way down to the little storefront churches you see in just about every community that have maybe 10-15 people.
One thing they all have in common is their view of the role of women in society. It is clearly the one of the ancient patriarchy going back thousands of years into antiquity. Don’t let them kid you. Even their own scriptures do not support their beliefs. But they are told by their teachers and preachers that this is what is “ordained” by their Creator and so they work against their very natures and psyches to change themselves to become “perfect wives and mothers”. It doesn’t dawn on them that the very fact that their fact that something inside of them is saying “no, this is wrong” might be the correct thing and the men at their church might be wrong. It tears them up inside and they are miserable. It is so sad. I know. I’ve been there.
Men want to dominate women because they fear us. They always have and always will. It’s really very simple when you get right down to it. They cannot reproduce on their own. They need us. Furthermore, while our reproduction rate is fairly slow (compared to some other mammals like rabbits or deer), we can repopulate an area given enough time, food, water, and safety. They are helpless to do that. Plus, biologically speaking, we need only a single sperm donor for the project. If that was to be put to a competition, how many of them would lose? Oh, yeah, that scares them. It’s the old “I’m not good enough to get a mate” that the involuntary celibates complain about.
That is why they have systematically brainwashed the women in churches, white supremacy, white nationalist, and a lot of black supremacy groups to believe that they MUST be submissive to their men, not speak until told to do so, raise the children, be a willing partner for sex whenever he pleases, have as many children as he wants, have his meals hot on the table when he gets home, always look fantastic, take his abuse, never complain, and on and on. What it amounts to is Sharia law. It just is not codified into our legal system-yet. They will try to get there.
They truly believe that women are secondary citizens or less. That’s what I was taught. I no longer accept that.
If anything, we are superior to men.
Right now, we are fighting for a LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. We will get it.
I want to get to the Georgia State Senate to help fight for the RIGHTS of the women of District 29. Our current Senator does not support the Right of Privacy of a women to seek her own healthcare choices. He wants to BAN all healthcare choices for women who need them from the 6th week of pregnancy on. That includes women who might need a D&C for an incomplete miscarriage, be a victim of incest or rape, be a minor child under the age of 14 (they can be as young as 9), a woman whose health dictates that she needs a medication that cannot be given because of a pregnancy, ectopic pregnancies, friable uteri, incompetent cervix, and on and on. The medical list for valid reasons for doing one go far beyond just “I don’t want another child”.
Yet he is willing to risk BOTH LIVES in exchange for a few cells that aren’t even a human being yet. It’s absurd.
Help me defeat this guy on Nov. 8, and get protections for women put into law here in Georgia. We deserve to be protected. We are WORTH being protected. We have the RIGHT to our healthcare choices being private.