RELIGIOUS SUPPRESSION OF FEMALE SEXUALITY!Throughout the history of Jewish, Christian, Islamic and other male-controlled societies virtually all women have been forced to suppress their natural sexuality to a degree which left them frustrated and subject to a variety of physical and mental ailments.
Remarkably, more than 2,000 years ago Hippocrates came up with the word “hysteria” to describe these ailments, but he didn’t understand that they were caused by pent-up unused sexual energy.
Just as remarkable—given the ongoing ignorance of males and the influence of religions—in the 1880s an American doctor came up with the idea of using an electric vibrator as a medical treatment for women suffering from “female hysteria”—having somehow discovered that when the genitals of women suffering from “hysteria” were stimulated to orgasm the symptoms of the malady disappeared.
Even after the doctors discovered that orgasms eliminated this ancient “disease” neither they nor their patients realized that the cathartic release following genital stimulation had anything whatsoever to do with lack of sufficient sexual activity. They called it “paroxysm.”
Despite the “sexual emancipation” of women that began in the United States in the early 20th century, picked up speed in the 1950s, and now often appears to be moving at the speed of light, most American women still today are constrained in their sexual behavior, repressing, ignoring or denying their sexuality to a significant degree.
With the “power of God” in their hands, male religious leaders long ago succeeded in brainwashing most women to not only accept the sexual restrictions placed on their behavior, but to also become firm believers in the righteousness of the laws—written and unwritten—that controlled their lives.
The Pope vs. Women
Over the centuries one of the most irrational and inhuman policies of the Catholic Church has been its prohibition of any form of artificial contraception, labeling it a grave sin against the will of God.
But finally, in an interview with a German journalist in 2010, Pope Benedict made the following deliberately convoluted comment: “There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility.”
This comment appears in a book entitled Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times, by Peter Seewald, released in November 2010. The Pope made the above comment when the journalist asked him if it wasn’t “madness” for the Vatican to forbid a high-risk population from using condoms.
The Pope added that the Vatican does not regard the use of condoms by male prostitutes as a real or moral solution, and followed this with a weak-kneed comment that “it might be a first step in a movement toward a different way, a more human way, of living sexuality.”
When asked about the Pope’s unprecedented comments Catholic religious authorities said it was obviously a change in the ideology of the Vatican…a situation that once again exposed the irrationality and inhumanity of the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church.
One of the things that is forcing the Catholic Church to change its ways to avoid disappearing into the dustbins of history is the fact that thousands of priests have left and are leaving the Church in order to get married.
Fall-Out of the Primitive Male Mind
The gene-based need for males to dominate all areas of human endeavor resulted in selfish interests, tribalism, territorialism and discrimination against race, skin color and other religious beliefs becoming male characteristics.
Still today in many males these elements, separately or combined, override logic, objectivity and rationality in both subtle and obvious ways, resulting in behavior that is negative instead of positive, disruptive instead of harmonizing and destructive instead of constructive.
Examples of irrational, illogical and harmful behavior are so deeply ingrained in the minds of many males that they have become institutionalized and ritualized in customs and laws and have persisted since the dawn of human history…because the essential mindset of males has not changed and people with invested interests in the customs and laws have made sure that they continue to survive.
Humanity will continue to be plagued by ignorance, stupidity and violence as long as religious doctrines continue to preach and enforce the superiority of men and the inferiority of women, and prevent women from bringing their innate sense of compassion, cooperation and goodwill to the world at large.
Obviously, the sexual nature of males and the sex-based arrogance that led them to automatically assume that they were superior to females was to have results that went far beyond the oppression of females.
This arrogance and the cultural systems it created continue to plague mankind, and despite the examples of women who have ascended to power in the business and political worlds the underlying faults and failures of the religious-empowered syndrome remains in control in most societies.
The Coming Female Revolution
Wise men and women have known for millennia that it is immoral and inhuman to treat women as the property of males, but it was not until the 19th century that women began to make their voices heard—and often went to jail for it.
It is absolutely incredible that male-created and dominated religious dogma prevented American women from having the right to vote until August 26, 1920, and still today many women around the world have far fewer political and social rights than men…all because of the hold that gender-based religions still have on the minds of people.
Women with few rights or virtually no rights at all have traditionally been brainwashed to accept the superiority of males and to be the most diligent followers of the very religions that have made them inferior creatures since day one.
But imagine what would happen if the vast majority of female Catholics, Christians, Jews and Muslims simply stopped going to and supporting the male-run churches, synagogues and mosques. Without female support, most of these institutions could not survive.
***This blog was excerpted from my book: THE PLAGUE OF MALE DOMINANCE – The Cause and Cure!, available in ebook and printed formats from Amazon.com.
Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Asia since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, journalist and editor. He is a graduate of Jōchi University in Tokyo, Japan and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona, USA. In addition to books on the business practices, social behavior and languages of China, Japan, Korea and Mexico he has written extensively about the moral collapse of the U.S. along with books on his home state of Arizona. To see a full list of his books go to: www.authorsonlinebookshop.com. Recent books include: CHINA Understanding & Dealing with the Chinese Way of Doing Business; JAPAN Understanding & Dealing with the NEW Japanese Way of Doing Business; AMERICA’S FAMOUS HOPI INDIANS; ARIZONA’S LORDS OF THE LAND [the Navajos] and SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY – A Little Language Goes a Long Way!