Those who hate humanity cover women's faces.Gabrielle Marsden, December 9, 2011
India is a paradise after Pakistan, and soon after passing the India-Pakistan border, I meet an exotic woman clad in beautiful shawls who spontaneously wishes me good luck on my journey. This makes me strangely happy. It's been a long time since I saw a woman. In eastern Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, I saw only men, and now, when a woman on the street even smiles at me, the whole world looks better. The landscape is the same as Pakistan, but still, so much more beautiful.Goren Kropp in Ultimate High: My Everest Odyssey, 1997
Women are more than half of us yet the smaller proportion of us greatly fears and hates that slightly larger majority.
What is it to hate a woman, to hate women?
What is it to fear a woman, to fear women?
Purdah. The cloaking curtain that shuts off more than half of humanity in certain nations, certain cultures.
Hijab. To cover, to veil, to conceal.
Burqa. To smother. To suffocate.
Owning women. As breeding animals, denying them their own sexuality to keep them utterly in sexual service to men, in many cases many women are enslaved in sexual service to one wealthy man, denying younger, less rich men, the luxury of marriage.
Owning women. As pack animals as well.
Across eastern Congo during these years of war, women have acquired an added burden, that of bearing heavy loads. Horses, donkeys and trucks are too expensive, residents say.The men are too busy killing each other and fighting wars to take care of their families, to take care of business:
Each woman carries hundreds of kilograms of goods per week. There are no meal breaks or health and safety considerations — just more miles to walk for as little as one to two dollars a day, barely enough for a measure of flour or rice.These women have children to feed, often an unemployed husband to support.
Perhaps, in patriarchy, it is too demeaning for a man to serve as a beast of burden.
Overburdened with bearing too many children, as many as 11 children or more, then with bearing most of the burden of supporting those children because men love war and violence too much.
Most of all, because these so-called men do not want women making decisions:
Ms. Lwashiga agrees. “I don’t see this job disappearing any time soon, unless we have women in decision-making levels who would change the current situation,” she said.And, we must be sure not to forget the American brand of women-owning -- and hating:
Polygamous sects have founded isolated communities in the Southwest, and have developed a society that defies the laws of both Arizona and Utah and supports polygamous marriage including the marriage of under-age girls and older men. One such community is located in Colorado City, Arizona. Colorado city (map)is in Mojave County. The closest larger community is St. George, Utah, known as a retirement and recreation community. St. George is quite a distance away. Colorado City is very isolated.Isn't it wonderful for religion to give its blessings to pedophilia?
Another community, Hilldale, Utah, is home to the nation's largest polygamist community. It is across the border from Colorado City.