Remember when we were all horrified at how the Iranian "Morality" police treated women? Mahsa Amini was killed last September in Tehran for not wearing the proper attire the proper way. Well, how about the white supremacist Christian police we're dealing with in the USA? They are fucking bent on putting American women in equal position to the Iranian women. controlled, body and soul. First, a stupid misogynist Mississippi law with God quoted as the source and authority, topples the hard-won protection of Roe v Wade. Now, an oral medication, mifepristone, that has been safely used by countless women for twenty years, FDA approved, with a better safety track record than Viagra, is being challenged inTexas, to be tried before a self-declared patriarchal judge. The ruling is a slam dunk, then it will be sent to the Supreme Court. The morality police super judgies will again do what they were hired to do; subjugate women to patriarchal rule.
How dare these contemptuous men and the proverbial token woman of patriarchy put American women in chains again? Based on what? What they say God the Father wants of us, to protect fetuses and treat women like cattle? Breeding cows who have no moral or legal agency if they get pregnant and don't want to breed? We need the calves, so the cows are expendable. As long as we have enough calves, the cows outgrow their usefulness and can be fed on.
Where do we see this? In every religious autocracy around the globe. Women have no agency under law, are considered spiritually inferior and culpable and some men get to decide, usually ugly, mean old ones masquerading as authority with not a spiritual bone in their bodies.
We need to stop this! My dream of Mary Howling at the corruption of religion comes to me front and center. This is stuff to howl about. People and pundits are discussing a threat to our democracy. Let's be clear, whether you call it white supremacy, which it is, or the ugliest misogyny, woman hating, which it is, it is totalitarian patriarchy. It isn't the way it's always been, but it's been this way for far too long. We, men, women and self-identifying persons, have the opportunity to change things up for good.
We can stand up to the brainwashing forces of these religious patriarchs who are trying to turn back women's freedom and fight for every American person's right, regardless of class or culture, to govern her/their own body. It is corrupt beyond belief to use people's vulnerable need for a faith in what lies beyond death as a weapon of control and oppression over women.
Patriarchy is a corrupt nightmare; it has built male power over women around the world for about 6,000 years. It has justified a hierarchical power system of class and privilege that destroys community; it breeds misogyny, racism and cruelty. Do we realize what a brief respite women attained in the US from the moral and legal restrictions of patriarchal religions? Roe v Wade liberated us in 1973 from male intervention in choices we make about our bodies. Women have been legally independent of American state and church intervention in their reproductive lives for FIFTY YEARS! And now, we're back; Christian patriarchal men and their women allies are gloating. Eve is back under Adam's thumb, so God, who was pissed at both of them, is mollified.
Thank goddess for Jesus, he's the strongest ancient Feminist I know; remember do as my momma says? The macho code, then or now, doesn't allow for the obvious respect women so deserve and Jesus gave them.
Please don't think getting to where we got (which now we're not) was a matter of committees and meetings. It was a tooth and nail struggle against the smug bastards who think God is swinging their dicks for them. And guess who we're dealing with still? Patriarchal men and women using religion to bind and burn women, once again.
The incredible miracle of birth is all on women; we were asked to do this humanitarian service through our physical bodies by Love, and apparently, we said yes. There came a time that some men filled with jealousy and greed decided to topple women's power and subject them through cruelty and religion to their own wills and advantages. That's when the shit began to go seriously downhill. Patriarchy was and is a failed experiment from the get go because of the utter imbalance in the natural order of things that it defies.
Patriarchy is a cracking antique social paradigm that always polarizes and then raises one opposite against the other, male/female, white/colored, rich/poor. Patriarchy is always a pyramid and He's on top, in the hereafter and in the here and now. As much as patriarchy has succeeded in ruling the globe, it is desperately failing millions and millions of earthlings everywhere. Wars and insatiable greed for material gains that will evaporate the minute death knocks, what absurdity; yet, here we are doing this insanity again and again. These war-god, woman-hating and slave making religions have brought us six thousand years of unnecessary human misery, yet we want to cling to beliefs that don't serve us. The definition of insanity, don't we all know, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Why don't we change god up a little? Does divinity really have to be your daddy? Why not let divinity be bigger than that? Why don't we examine our own being; are we our bodies? Or do we exist, after death and in our dreams in spirit form? Render unto the physical what belongs in the physical; divinity is an open book which we each get to read about in our own hearts, minds and dreams; and in Love. Love is god; there's no room for all this ugliness. It's purely patriarchal and we can change that because patriarchy is a system that abuses the majority of us, using young men as cannon fodder for insane wars or dehumanizing young women as sex toys and baby machines 24/7. But it's about the way we think, which rules the way that we behave.
You don't have to leave anything good about your religion behind; just don't commit hate, misogyny and racism in the name of your god. I am positive that divinity doesn't want women to suffer because of the gift they have; a woman is a whole autonomous spirit, just like a man, just like any person, regardless of how they identify in the physical. Reproductive justice is for everyone. It's easy to tell true Christians, Jesus lovers, from the bullshit ones. Jesus loved, trusted and respected women and would never deny a woman her own authority. He probably died for standing up for them in the bleak patriarchy in which he lived. It's not about detaching from the core of your beliefs; it is about detaching from the money-making false prophets of patriarchy who want to control women and peoples of color or gender difference. Men can be feminists, the way white people can not be racists, by continuously realizing what we've inherited from so much institutionalized indoctrination over the years and figuring out together how we fix this.
For one, we can change our own hearts, look within ourselves for what we truly know, from our own waking and dreaming lives, Love Is The Answer. We are the channel for this universal truth to manifest. We are all spiritual beings having a physical existence, which is temporary and material. We are eternal, anyone who has experienced a lucid dream, an Out of Body Experience or a Near Death Experience knows what it is to be out of the physical and conscious of our existence still.
Divinity does not demand that women suffer or allow man to "lord" it over her. That was clearly some assholes' idea of how to have power over women. We don't need to return to any external worship of our own human projections; we can turn within to the divinity that dwells in our hearts and speaks to us in dreams.