Recently a friend pointed me to this spiel by Malcolm X where he discusses the difference between the field verses house negro. It is my opinion that there are many women who are the same with male authority.
There are clear cases where women are being good house Negroes. One excellent example is this woman who is in a "domestic discipline" marriage where her husband uses corporal punishment if she 'misbehaves'.
"These are the women that call their husbands names and hide things from him and just want their husbands to obey them while they respond with calling them weak and stupid. They have no idea how to act a wife should act and make their husbands feel feminized and displaced and frustrated. Then they wonder why they cheat with the first woman that boosts their confidence and validates them as MEN rather than puppets.In short they (other women) are not woman enough to HONOR their husbands with the vow of obedience and submission that they promised when they stood in front of an ordained official...."
Don't get me wrong, what goes on between consenting and willing adults in the bedroom is no-one's business but their own, but why does she assume women who don't get disciplined by their husband call their husbands names, get them to obey her or know how to act like a wife? I don't expect my husband to be a puppet. It seems to me that she is telling other women that they should be disciplined by their husbands too.
She goes on to say "I have never met a woman that knows my husband and said they didn't want a man like him."
Perhaps if these other women knew more about this woman's husband they would run a mile, yet the bottom-line seems to be that if you want to have a happy marriage, you need to be hit by your husband. There seems to be a large group of people who seem to think domestic discipline is key to a happy marriage.
The point they make is it seems to be that men feel manly when they hit their wife. And this is an awful price to pay to endure all this pain to make your husband feel like a man. Are men's egos truly so fragile?
'Christians' seem eager to practice domestic discipline too. "On a biblical sense God says a wife SHOULD submit to and obey her husband and that HE is the head of the family and God his the head of the man." Although the only reference I can find to women being submitting to their husbands was not in the gospels.
Nevertheless there does seem to be a homogenization of women. Women telling women they must be submissive to their husbands for a marriage to work. And this is the only role women can play. This is supreme sexism.
But Jesus did say the following:
For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others--and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it. Matt 19:12
I have heard a lot of Christians argue that Jesus was actually being symbolic. And perhaps he was, but then again, perhaps he wasn't.
"If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell." Matt 5:29
In my opinion, Jesus is telling men, in Matt 19:12 to give up their power over others, because it is through their gender that they derive their authority over others.
Christians aren't the only ones eager to justify the beating of women. Islam is keen as well.
The woman, in the top picture on the right, is directing her message to white non-Muslim women rather than men. It is not white women who are going to shoot her in the head if she goes to school, perform honor killings on her or her sister or kill her if she is raped by a married man, it will be Muslim men who will. Nor will non-Muslim women sew their vagina's up before she gets married to a Muslim man, it'll be her Muslim mother, presumably another good house Negro. Similarly Camaroon mothers iron the breasts of their daughters rather than training their sons not to rape (could it just be that the key to building a better society is having men learn self-control?).
I am sure that not all women are treated badly in Islam, especially those who've immigrated to tolerant western countries.
I have often complained that I don't care what women wear, so long as its her choice. If women have chosen to wear the hijab to indicate her indifference to the expectations of women's appearance, I fully support that, however, it's doubtful she'd have a choice in Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan.
I recently found a facebook group, Muslim women against FEMEN. The problem seems to me to be that women don't tolerate other women's opinion. Again, I have no problems with any woman wearing whatever she chooses to wear so long as it is her choice. Although I must admit to liking FEMEN because of their gutsy taking off their tops. Not all of them would be accorded super model status and I admire them posing topless because of that.
It seems to me though, this is all about the men though. Women attacking each other, keeping each other in their place. Seriously, Muslim women, wearing a hajib does NOT make you equal to men. Until men wear hajibs, you are still a Muslim woman wearing a hajib.
I have had men get furious when I generalized about them. But it seems to me that women teach other women to be generic. One women is taught to be pretty much interchangeable with another woman when we are given books like Sleeping Beauty to read as young girls, we have to wait until a man wakes us up.
Not until women allow each other to express their own individuality as men demand and expect, will women be equal to men.
Then there are women who just hate other women like Candice DeLong from Deadly Women. I strongly suspect that someone with as much vitriol towards women as Ms DeLong has, needs someone to kick who they feel is lower than them, like any other bully.
Meanwhile, this girl thinks women hate each other because we are raised in a competitive world.