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Tag Archive: Patriarchy

Dec 14 2011

Oh yes, god hates women all right

Ohhhhhh shit, how did I miss this – the House passed a bill in October that “makes it legal for hospitals to deny abortions to pregnant women with life-threatening conditions.” Remember Thomas Olmsted, bishop of Phoenix? Who stripped St Joseph’s Hospital of its Catholic status because it aborted a fetus that was doomed in any case, …

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Dec 03 2011

More whacked-out causation

They seem to have a shaky grasp on what causes what, in Saudi Arabia. A report in Saudi Arabia has warned that if Saudi women were given the right to drive, it would spell the end of virginity in the country. See? That’s bizarre. If Saudi women drove, babies would be born non-virgins? How? How …

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Nov 21 2011

Another foundation

I have another treat for you: R J Rushdoony’s Chalcedon Foundation. It has edu in its url, which is kind of funny. Anyway, it’s Dominionism. I chose an item almost at random – Joy as a Tool of Dominion for the Abused Woman. By Mrs. Gerald (Jennifer) W. Tritle – boy, you don’t see that …

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Nov 20 2011

Blot her out

It’s a hard job obliterating women from the landscape. People have been trying for centuries but it’s like weevils or mildew…there’s always a bit you miss and then before you know it – the big chomping jaws come through the wall and eat you. The Saudis are struggling with this problem now, and they’ve decided …

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Nov 17 2011

It’s a holy city with sensitivities

What is theocracy fundamentally (you should excuse the word) all about? Men on top. Nothing else is as central, as obsessive, as enforced, as nagged about. Witness Jerusalem. Posters depicting women have become rare in the streets of Israel’s capital. In some areas, women have been shunted onto separate sidewalks, and buses and health clinics …

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Nov 10 2011

After she was raped, she was charged with adultery

The EU commissioned a documentary film on women in Afghanistan who get shoved into prison for doing outrageous things like leaving abusive “husbands” they never wanted to marry in the first place. The documentary was duly made, at which point the EU got cold feet and said on second thought let’s put this documentary in …

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Oct 07 2011

No bouquets are handed out to women alas

I learned of True Woman and Nancy Leigh DeMoss from Frank Schaeffer’s AlterNet article on Bachmann. The irony was that Pride preached a dogmatic, stay-at-home, follow-your-man philosophy for other women while turning her lucrative homeschooling empire into a one-woman industry. So Pride may be added to the list of powerful women — like Michele Bachmann …

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Oct 07 2011

We demonstrate a noble submission to authority

Here’s a fun new thing to explore: True Woman. It haz a manifesto. We believe that the creation of humanity as male and female was a purposeful and magnificent part of God’s wise plan, and that men and women were designed to reflect the image of God in complementary and distinct ways.

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Oct 06 2011

The Iona Institute’s stealth patriarchy

It finds “experts” to say policies that benefit working women are “unfair” to “women who want to stay home with their children.” Keynote speaker Dr  Catherine Hakim of the London School of Economics told the audience that social policies which assume all women want to work are unfair and act against the actual wishes of most …

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Sep 30 2011

What to do with an infant with breathing difficulties

Oops. Prosecutors claimed Shannon Hickman never sought prenatal care when she was pregnant with David, who was born two months early at his grandmother’s home and died less than nine hours later when he had trouble breathing. He was born with a bacterial infection and underdeveloped lungs. Medical experts for the prosecution testified that the …

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