Politics

Women Must Go to Hell

JFK signing Equal Pay Act in 1963

Ladies, did you know there are gigantic businesses in our country that overtly discriminate against women? These behemoth money-makers refuse to hire women into some or any management positions, as a matter of official policy. And for many years they have successfully influenced politics to prevent women from obtaining many of the rights feminists seek.

Many of these businesses are multi-national in size, while at the same time reaching their tentacles into most small towns and cities throughout our country. If you live in a city of say, 20,000 or more, I’ll bet you can find at least a dozen franchises in your area that these misogynist businesses have established.

And they bring in billions of dollars annually. And a large percentage of their customers are women. And while many of these women truly want more rights for their own gender, they eagerly bring their money to these businesses. And these big businesses use this money to campaign and lobby for laws that prevent these same women from expanding their rights.

I have sleuthed around and investigated and discovered who some of these businesses are, and am prepared to reveal them to you. And with this knowledge in hand, ladies, you can get busy with your boycotting, demonstrations, and civil disobedience, until these large businesses change their outrageous discriminatory, anti-woman policies.

Here are the names of some of the businesses:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)

Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Roman Catholic Church

The Seventh-day Adventist Church

The Southern Baptist Convention

The Holy & Blessed Church, Temple, or Mosque on Your Street Corner

Okay, I made that last one up. But I think it’s safe to say that most Christian, Jewish, Islamic, and Buddhist denominations and traditions discriminate against women in some manner, as a matter of official policy.

The forms of discrimination are patchwork, and vary from religion to religion. It isn’t always about whether or not women are allowed to be ordained. For example, the Jehovah’s Witnesses consider any man or woman who has been baptized into their religion to be an ordained minister. However, the women are not allowed to be elders.

I’m too damn lazy to research all the religions out there, and detail their peculiar brand of misogyny. I’ll leave it up to you to analyze your own religion and thresh out the facts. It shouldn’t be difficult. These are official policies, you know.

By the way, I call them “businesses” because they are in the business of religion, and they tend to have lots of money at their disposal. Therefore most churches are merely “franchises” of very large national or international businesses.

So now that you know, ladies, it’s up to you. Is it worth it to you to challenge your own religion in order to stand up for the rights of your gender? Or are you very much afraid that God will send you straight to Hell for such apostasy? Heh, heh, are you willing to sacrifice your very own soul to dethrone us men from our vaulted positions of dominance?

Religions wield a powerful political influence in our society. Therefore women will never completely succeed at winning the rights they seek, until they stand up to religions. Ladies, focusing your activism on for-profit corporations ignores the root cause of inequality.

If you truly want fair treatment and equal rights, you must be willing to march straight into Hell.


Note: This post is my contribution to International Women’s Day, which is today, March 8th.

Categories: Politics

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  1. No sympathy from me for any of them and, from my perspective the biggest example of hypocrisy is JW. They have a rule that states unless a crime has two witnesses, then no action can be taken. That creates an obvious question about sexual abuse, and specifically child sexual abuse.

    For anybody who wants to learn more about JW in this context, we have an investigative program called W5. Google “W5 and JW two witness rule” and be prepared to be appalled. We confronted a local JW couple who used to visit us … and we have not seen them since. A very sad representation of Christian (and other) teachings.

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  2. As an after thought! It is my understanding that pretty much all religions say you are going to hell unless you join them. As it is not possible to belong to all religions, then it must be assumed that we are all going to hell anyway so …………. MARCH ON LADIES! We’ll all have a great party at “the end of the road”! πŸ™‚

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  3. I boycotted a particular Catholic church because the first sermon out of the priest’s mouth (we were new) involved the man being the head of the family and the breadwinner. I was in the military at the time, supporting a dependent/unemployed husband. I found a different “franchise” across town with a more progressive priest. Honestly though, you need not belong to a formal religion to have a relationship with God. Attending Mass has been optional during the pandemic, so I’ve stayed home, slept in, and ate donuts. But God and I are still on good terms. πŸ™‚

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  4. Leave it to you for such an “inspiring” post! But sadly there is truth in your post. Though there also is truth in that there are churches who have no problem with women pastors and elders. You didn’t know that I was one, did you? ……………….

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    • The Episcopal Church seems to be at the forefront of promoting gender equality in religion. Maybe that’s a religion that churchgoing women wouldn’t want to boycott.

      It seems to me that church is more of a social club than anything deeply spiritual. If we want to go deep, we have to look within ourselves. No church can do that for us. But they’ll be glad to take our money, anyway.

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      • Social club… no argument. That said, I had a close friend here for years, who was from the Philippines. After she lost a son to a brain tumor, she started attending the local Catholic church. I’d go with her. After a couple of months I kinda’ picked up on the routine, and it occurred to me that she’d never put in a request that her son’s name to be included in a prayer for the repose of the dead. So I lingered in the entry one Sunday morning, and wrote his name.

        My dad used to say that funerals are for the living. Sometimes, I think we just need the reassurance.

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        • That’s kind of touching, writing his name. I think church can be very beneficial to some people, especially when they’re in a state of mind such as your friend’s.

          My wife and I have made it a point to visit many of the old Catholic missions in California (so far I think we’ve visited 17 of them). I love these visits because the ambience is so peaceful. The Catholics seem to be masters at conveying a sense of tranquility in their places of worship.

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          • Just hearing his name read had a tangible effect.

            I don’t necessarily believe any of it, but I rather liked the local Catholic church environment. It was friendly, and the local priest/pastor was a decent guy. And nobody seemed to care that I wasn’t Catholic. So it was a worthwhile experience, even if my spiritual ideas tend to emerge from something else.

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  5. I went to 12 years of Catholic school, and would have considered myself a pretty devout Catholic. However, one the child abuse info started to come out, my opinion of the church, and religion, changed dramatically. While I consider myself spiritual, I’m not sure I would call myself religious. I still think the church, with its resources, can do great things, like its support of the poor and the homeless. And as you note, it can help provide a sense of community for many people.

    I know you have said you are an atheist; I’m not at that point; I would consider myself more of an agnostic.

    Thanks for the though-provoking post…

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    • Maybe if women could have served higher positions of authority within the Catholic church, the child abuse would not have happened to the extent it occurred. I suspect women would be less likely to cover up such a thing. Then again, they’re as human as men, so who knows.

      I think their could be a god, so maybe I’m agnostic, like you. I just doubt there’s a god. Or if there is a god, it’s unlike anything we can ever imagine, and therefore cannot exist within concepts our minds can grasp.

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