Tuesday, 28 August 2007
No Bigger Than Your Thumb
Something in me, a lot older than 47 years, can't quite believe that we let this happen.
Come on people, how is it that in South Africa, 10% of the population and in Uganda 60 % of men and 70% of women believe that wife beating is OK, or sometimes OK- which two positions amount to the same thing, in my view.
How did we allow the rise of those iniquitous and evil religions, Christianity, Islam, and (I'm sorry) Judaism ?
When did we lose our sanity altogether and think it was a good idea for women to be treated, and behave, as property?
Yes, I'm aware that that old 'no bigger than your thumb' rule probably never existed in law in England - but branding it a hoax doesn't wipe away the booksful of incitement to violence against women, the condoning of violence against women, and the blind-eye of violence against women. Propped up, supported, by the attitudes of Bronze Age goat herders.
Haven't we come far enough yet to see the inherent evil in these background sanctions?
Something in me that is older than the oldest patriarchal religion is in full revolt today. The insanity of humankind has to come to an end, or we can kiss homo sap. goodbye.