Apr 22, 2015 -- 3:48AM, Kwinters wrote:Thanks! I am hoping to do more to highlight the link between the way religious patriarchy demeans women and the warped echoes of it in today's sexist religious institution and the proponents of religion.
I suspect a more productive tack would be to examine the warped echoes of it in the secular culture.
I grew up as a secular feminist male in a Sunday Country Club society. Everybody went to church but nobody took it very seriously. At the university few went to church and so few took it seriously that I had to travel to a nearby Jesuit University to find a good religious discussion.
Nevertheless the echoes of male dominance and sexual entitlement were everywhere. Even the women at the university seemed to think that the Mrs. was as important as the BA. The way to the Mrs. was universally understood as submissiveness in everything from academics to sex.
There were a few women on campus that would whup yer ass in anything ya tried to compete in including finding them on top in sex. But the word on campus was that they were failures as women destined to a life of loneliness and frustration. It generally didn't work out that way as there were some men in the academic world that respected that attitude and were looking for a partner rather than a "wife" and lived happily, if not ever after, long enough to propagate their genetic line. As might be expected their kids were awesome.