Out of curiosity, regarding the recent return of the TallyPo in Afghanistan, I went researching (armchair, skip-scanning of articles that matched my topic at-hand—which does not actually qualify as “research”), the treatment of women by the three major Abrahamic Religions.
What I found, anecdotally, made me question why these religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, even exist.
Throughout the ages, these religions pretty much codify the treatment of women as property. Islam being the worst offender. But the other two are just as dismissive of women as equal partners in all aspects of familial and community governance.
- The “books” of “God” are all written by men.
- God is a dude.
- God created Man and then Woman as an afterthought.
- Men and Women are both contractually welcome into their associated heavens, not as a generalized people, but specifically as Men or Women.
- The locations of worship, the synagogues, mosques and churches are generally off limits to women. Women should worship at home.
- Roles within each religion are segregated and the dominant ones always assigned to men.
- Women’s roles are always servile where obedience is the “godly” behavior attributed to ascension.
How could 1/2 (or more) of the majority of the population of the planet just put up with such station?
And now that the women of Afghanistan, who have enjoyed a much expanded set of freedoms (not perfectly equal, but way better) are back under the TallyPo’s oppressive religious regime?
I’ll be awaiting the rise of the Afghan Underground Women’s Rebellion. There’s a shit ton of guns in that country, thank you very much Russia & the United States, and when they fall into the hands of the women whose lives are now once again severely throttled, I suspect the TallyPo will have more to fear from within than from without.
As a white, male, armchair, theoretical tactician I know I should be ignored. I have zero credibility regarding my opinion on such matters. I offer the above as an insubstantial hope that the reversal of women’s fortunes, eventually to the positive, does not demand a sacrifice too dear.