An excellent piece by someone who has greatly suffered at the hands of those loving religious folks. If you want to see my reaction to it, scroll down to the comments (after reading, of course! ☺) and look for my reply. (Hint, same username… Wordsgood. 😄)
YES YES AND YES!
In other news, I promise I will respond to pending comments soon. I’m not deliberately ignoring anyone!
You know, I want to laugh when I see such absurdity, but the sad truth is that this insane, idiotic, backwards and completely juvenile mindset rules the lives of so many women in so much of the world.
It fits right in with the ISIS Fatwa insisting all women in the ISIS controlled city of Mosul in Iraq, ages 14 to 46 submit to Female Genital Mutilation (FMG), also called Female Circumcision. to make it sound more “civilized.”
What, pray tell, is civilised, holy or “clean” as I’ve seen it justified a few times on other articles, about chopping off part or all of a girl’s or women’s labia. Then sewing her together, leaving only a tiny hole to urinate, leading to painful sexual dysfunction, fistulas after giving birth, and other horrible, sometimes fatal, health problems.
While the barbaric practice of FMG did not start with the Islamic religion, extremist Muslims have certainly adopted such practices into their beliefs and worldviews. As they have expanded their control over the minds and lives of countless other Muslims, this hideous “procedure” is no longer confined to tiny, isolated areas of the world and has made it’s way into Western societies, coming along with immigrant families who are taught this is the right and proper way to raise their daughters.
See, in my personal opinion, all these efforts to keep men from being “tempted” – apparently over something they can’t reasonably be expected to control…their dicks – has nothing to do with protecting the body and honour of girls and women. It has everything to do with controlling them. It is the mark of men who, because they are in general, physically stronger than women, and are raised in deeply entrenched patriarchal societies, use religion as just one more weapon in their aresenal to live the perpetual dream of heterosexual pubescent boys everywhere…use anything and everything to satisfy their hormonal urges and feelings of power.
Keep in mind that I feel this way about all of the major, monotheistic religions. It’s just that right now, at this time in history, radical Islam is the one causing the most waves worldwide.
Dear blog friends,
My apologies for being MIA lately. I will return and post more that a pic about a kitten plotting world domination or the occassional reblogged article.
I’ve just been having a bit of a rough run lately between the loss of my ancient kitty a few weeks ago, the heat and my MS acting up.
Hope everyone is doing well and having a great summer, or winter as the case may be! 🙂
Edited July 12…Reason, to fix typos from hell. The original was supposed to be a draft. Tip for the day, do *not* try posting when half asleep…😆
Hello my friends,
This is something I’ve never done before – reblogged or in anyway advertised a Kickstarter campaign (or anything else that I recall)- so I hope that indicates for you just how badly I want this to succeed.
Opinionated Man (OM) of the personal blog, *HarsH ReaLiTy, is a devoted husband and a father. He has reached a crossroads in life…he must either have a successful Kickstarter with a modest goal of $10,000 (minimum) so he can write full-time, or be forced to cut his blogging activities down by 90%. I fear if he does, he will cease blogging altogether. And that I believe would be a tragic loss for all of us.
ON is, as the username suggests, a very opinionated fellow, who does a lot of what I call “Life Commentary” on a variety of subjects. He does so with great humour, sharp wit, keen insight and much kindness.
If you’ve never had the good fortune to come across his work, then I strongly advise you pop over soon and have yourself an in-depth look around his material.
If it’s you’re first visit to HaRsH ReaLiTy, I’d reccomend you start with his longer, meatier articles. They will, I believe, better demonstrate his writing chops! Though to be clear, his poetry and short posts are nothing to be sneezed at.
Jason (OM’s offline name 😊), my sincere apologies for letting this one escape before fully polished.
Unfreakin’ believable! I’d love to see the sentencing put before a different judge and have this one disbarred!
Trigger warning: The below reblog was written by an East Indian medical student currently living and working in India. It contains material that may easily offend a good number of people.
A reminder that all comments on my blog are moderated. If you are offended by this post and wish to lash out at me or any of my other readers, your comments will *not* be approved. Threats and personal attacks will result in your being immediately banned.
Please read my below preface and proceed at your own risk.
From a blogger who writes under the pseudonym Avicenna on his Freethought blog, “Atheist Medical Student Stuck in a Land of a Million Gods.”
It’s a very long post, but *well worth* the time it takes to read.
It delves deeply into culturally dangerous ground, discussing as it does – at length – the misogny & rape culture so deeply embedded in Indian society….and how one feeds the other to hurt both men and women.
Again, remember this is *not* my work.
However, I do think it’s a very important contribution in the fight for equality for all genders, and strongly believe it is a very important article that needs to reach as many people as possible. Please understand that I am not reblogging this with any racial, sexist or political motive.
A Thug in Velvet – Revisited » A Million Gods
Sigh. Hope you don’t mind if I cry a bit.
We lost one of our furbabies yesterday.
It was the grand old dame, Sheera. She went off her wet food a few weeks ago and not even adding tuna helped. Though she did keep eating her kibble, her tired little body needed more and the weight loss started.
Yesterday she had trouble keeping her balance and seemed to keep zoning out mentally. One emergency trip to the vet and we came home with an empty kennel.
Sheera (Missy Cat)
May 8, 1994 to June 30, 2014
Thank you, baby girl, for a wonderful 20 years. We will miss you greatly.
All our love,
Mom and Dad Cat