I’m visiting my aunt, uncle and 2 year old cousin this weekend. I’ve noticed some things:
Adults like to personify children’s toys while playing. They will all be male. If you try to call one she, you will get a look.
This happened: “that’s the momma bird. Isn’t he pretty? Look where he is going, do you see him?”
A VERY pregnant cow named Luna with an engorged udder was called “he”, as was her calf named Roxie.
The little boy saw some pigs, noticed their rows of swollen nipples (and, you know, distinct lack of baseball-sized testicles) and said “those are both momma pigs”. His father called them both “he” anyway until the little boy himself picked it up.
Pretty much every random animal you ever see is male. What are the chances, huh? These people could be elbow-deep in a sheep’s vagina and still call it a he.
- Out Of A Whole Planet’s Population, One Hero Will Be Chosen: It’s Probably Going To Be A White Dude
Well we are the majority the odds are in our favor
no yoU AREN’T THAT WAS THE POINT OF THIS POST YOU DENSEHEADED DINGLEFRICKER
If that wasn’t sarcastic, I’m going to escort myself off the nearest cliff
White men thinking they’re the majority… When you’re really less than 25%…
I think some women are able to feel like they find spaces within religion that are safe for them, even empowering. But I’m not religious, so you’ll have to get an answer from someone who is.
ideas within them but they can always be reclaimed by women as time progresses. I mean almost everything is hostile to women but with equality women can fully embrace these things and take it beyond the ‘mansview’, islam has done quite a few feminist things too like back then the pagans used to bury girl babies but muslims stopped that by preaching stuff like if you have three daughters you’ll go to heaven, and the beneath that heaven lies under the feet of the mothers. Also unlike christianity, women could actually get a divorce and as far as I can tell protection and abortion weren’t deadly sins cause the life of the living was more important. Also for example the concept of 4 wives was a contemporary thing cause so many muslim men were dying in war and there was an inequality in numbers of men and women (but the man had to treat them all equally) but obviously just like in any patriarchy men abused that power sometimes it is not exclusive to religious men also female ‘circimcision’ is not a islamic law or a muslim tradition. It is something some ethnic groups do, like the avars traditionally did it no where in the quran or the canonical preachings of islams is female genital mutiliation even mentioned (also muslims believe sex is for reproduction, pleasure and an overall spiritual act. Muhammed and his wives were very open about sex (for the era you know), stop confusing extremists or cultural traditions with the religion and its preachings. Also (i talk too much!) by supporting islamophobia do you realize you aren’t only putting ‘the oppressive muslim men’ under the fire but the ‘oppressed women’ too? You are not doing anything for them basically. Also believe it or not there are feminist muslims, there are gay christians and muslims there are oppressed people who willingly embrace these religions, with this you are denying them something they love (oppressive) its not religions which must be abolished but patriarchy and racism.
Also, as non-religious people, we don’t believe that holy texts come from a deity, instead, we think they come from people (and let’s be honest, almost exclusively men). So really, sexism isn’t a religious problem. Sexism is a MEN problem, it’s just sometimes reflected in religion.
(thanks for writing that all out!)
Sorry I have to catch a plane soon and I just don’t have the stamina for bunches of questions, so I’m taking today off.
Guess this is a good time to mention for the new followers: just so y’all know, anon is usually off except for a few hours on Thursday. So if you need to ask something anon, hang on to it until then. Cuts down on the trolling because most trolls don’t care enough to wait.
If any Muslim people would like to respond, please send something in.
My primary thoughts (as a fellow non-religious person) are: