The fear of lustful women
Nothing seems so scary to men as women. Especially womens sexuality. Maybe thats why their so busy surpressing bot women and their sexuality?
In Iran theres a mother that awaits her execution. She was suppose to be killed by stoning but after internationl protests is the planned stoning probably stopped. Instead Sakined Ashtani might be hanged.The woman confessed to have been cheating on her husband. Did I mention they Whipped her with 99 strokes first? Ashtiani is as we all know not the only woman in the world suffering because of sexual reasons. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/09/sakineh-ashtiani-irans-me_n_641658.html
Women have always been victims of their own sexuality. Directly, though rape or by beiing punished for ahvein sex or behaved in a sexual way. In some parts of the world they even cut the woman to make her have less lust for sex. By other words: They are being punished for something they might do in the future. Some women even gets killed in honor, because they speaked to the wrong guy.
In some muslim countries women has to cover themselves. Some places totally, to not awake lust in men. Women is trapped in restrictions in their relation to men and how they might behve themselsves. These are societies that ofd many reasons needs to control their women.
«The need for sex is a part of mens nature. Both men and women have the same lust»This is the words of Marcus Antonius (83 BC – 30 BC). The roman general and consul was aperantely not afraid of women. He is known to have had many. One of them was Cleopatra, one of the most powerful women in history. Apparantely both Antonius and Ceasar wasnt scared by a strong womans sexuality, many seems to be.
The first emperor og the roman empire, Augustus is said to have punished both his daughter Julia and his gradndaughter for being promiscius. He himself was hardly a good example. He lived a very full sexual life with a lot og lovers. Helped by his wife Livia.
Maria Magdalena was one of Jesus companions. She followed hun on his journeys the sam way his diciples followed him. Until 1969 maria had a shady reputation thought to be identical to the prostitute from Lukas 7, 37. This was an opinion pope Gregro the 1. (540-604) fronted very strongly. The reason for that was to weaken Marias position in the church, because she was a woman and the first one to se that Jesus grave was empty. She is the first person that has told other of Jesus´ ressurection, and therefore the first one to to the task of a christian priests. It should pass many centuries before the next woman did that. In the catholic world they still dont.
Maria was punished and weakened by the church. For something she never had done. But it was as always a sexual matter.
Infedility or promiscuis behavoir have always been less acceptable for women than it is for men. The less sexuall a woman behaves the more honorable and decent a woman is thougth to be. In some periods as the Victorian for example the ideal was almost anti-sexual. So that is not just a muslim thing. The bad words like «Cheep» «Slut» and «Whore» is almost with no exeptions used to describe women. Although I can easily name a few men that have earned all the words of the above. Mr. Antonius beeing one of them. The words and the use of it is an expression of the desire to have controll and punish a certain beahvior amongst women and to control their sexuality.
I Norway where I come from whe have no sanctions against female sexuality. Even behavior that is punishable in othber coountries. Adultery is not a crim, although still considers as imorral behavior but many.
But some countries, do sanction. The punish, puts them in oprison, beats them and kill them.Even victims of rape gets punished in countries like Somalia. Adultery and other «imoral» sexual behavior is regarded as harsh as murder. According to the Holy Quran men and women is created as equals. Both of them born from the same soul. « Any man that has a daughter that doesnt bury her alive, and does not offend her or treat his son better than his daughter, God will enter paradise». This qoute is suppose to be said by Muhammed himself. His wife Aisha was an active politician and teacher. The surppression og women with the Quaran as ann alibi is at its best doubtful. So where did it all go worng?
As I said earlier, women have always been held down. There have been many excuses to do that. Tghe msot popular is religious excuses. I have to ask both my self and my fellow masculine brothers: Why did God create smart, strong women if they only were to be surpressed?
I have discussed the surpression of women in an earlier blogpost. https://finnhjalmar.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/the-weaker-sex/ . Here I mean that stoning is the most extreme og ways to surpress women. The sexuality of women have always been held down by almost all people. Traditons or cultures. The surpression is more or less global and an expression for the mans power over women. A power that is still very important for men to contain.
Why is this important? Why is it sp important to hide the female part of the creation? Why is it so important for some cultures to cut up womens groin to destroy their sexul pleasure? A pleasure Gid has given them. Could it be that men is afraid for the female sexuality? Is it mens insecurity that creates this? Are these men realy that yellow?