Patriarchy created the rules against sex -
but they only applied to women via the 'double standard'


How did it come about, the creation of women into two kinds of women? Today it is so prevalent (although Matriarchy is coming, old stuff is still here) that people more or less assume that the hooker on Cherry Street is one kind of woman morally speaking, while the Lady of the Manor is a Lady whether or not she practices virtue. The hooker on Cherry St. may be a saint and Lady Jane a demon, but society does not see it that way. This demarcation was created~~~~~for what? For the convenience of men. Huh? What convenience? We have forgotten where this came from, but getting back to the root of thing will help us eradicate it.


Our Lady of Banneux
The Most Innocent Blessed Virgin

by Brassai

Why does Patriarchy separate women into 'Madonna' and 'Whore'?


Once upon a time, long, long ago, there were no rules against sex. You don't need sex morality rules(except for serious trangressions...we are talking normal sex here) in a Matriarchy. Huh? What were they, a bunch of swingers? (heh, heh, heh, the regular snickers in Patriarchy, always laughing about the thing they repress....I can hear the canned laughter in the sitcoms now.)


In a Matriarchy NOBODY CARED NOR NEEDED TO KNOW WHO THE FATHER WAS. In other words, all power lay in the hands of women. Women got pregnant and were the parent. A male might or might not be acknowledged as the Dad. Because property rights were in the hands of women, this property was handed down to daughters. Women made the rules - created the laws and the schedules. Men more or less obeyed, and everything went smoothly.


It was when men took over that they NEEDED to create sex rules in order to determine PATERNITY OF THE CHILDREN. The rules were created not to stop men from doing sex with anyone and everyone - but to prevent women from doing sex with anyone and everyone. That way hubby knows that Jr., who he's feeding with hard-earned money and leaving the house to, is his Jr., and not the guy's down the street.


Joyce Meyer
''I Will Not Fail Thee''
by Derek Hegsted
We love watching Joyce Meyer preach on tv but cringe when she says 'woman must obey man.' Not all women are feminists and matriarchs. Some have accepted Patriarchy and given in to a life where they believe they have to be submissive.


An elaborate set of rules got put into place, with much coercion and violence; women were beaten and squashed into submission. Call it religious, social, cultural norms or whatever. It was all created and perpetrated by males and, in time, women who supported them ('dicks in skirts.) Just look at the faithful of Protestant and Catholic Churches, for example. Here you have women preachers, on the television pulpit, otherwise intelligent women like Joyce Meyer, saying,


'Woman must submit to the man.'


Now most of the women who will read this article know that this is old hat, outdated, dumber than dumb, and yet many women in power, like Joyce Meyer, are still proclaiming this lie. (And these women are looked up to by truth-hungry men and women who want to do right!) It is a dirty shame!


Hecate, Kuan Yin, the Moon Goddess

We can foresee a time of a 'Women's Network' which would primarily feature their spirituality, but not excluding other interests.


All women's paths and ways would be featured, including Wiccan, Pagan, Druid, Goddess Worship, Matriarchal Christianity, Yoga, Buddhism and any religion as long as it is 'Matriarchal'.


It is now time that the Wiccans step forward! I can't wait till the day when we have some sort of freedom of speech for women. I imagine a network...... (half of all television, it seems to me, is propaganda for males - be it Trinity, EWTN, the Sports channel for their dumb sports, the hunting channel for their evil carnage, the movie channels for their male-hero worship crap, and a lot of other nonsense made to sell the interests of males).....I imagine a network created for Women's Spirituality. There would be all the Goddess-worshipping women with their own shows, preaching their gospel, whatever it is. There would be Mary Ellen (of TheContemplatives@Yahoo.com) with her show, about her clans and sharing love and wisdom by the campfires. Another show would be a Matriarchal yogi, a feminist Buddhist, one I would run about Our Holy Mother and other pertinent matters. Protestant and Catholic Women who believe in total equal rights for women in religion could have their shows. In between we run entertainment that glorifies the lives of women: Women saints, appearances of the Virgin Mary, women of history, women of today, women getting into politics and government and so forth. We are talking real freedom of speech and not a network to support sappy 'women's interest' shmaltz - which basically comes down to cleaning and decorating houses, arts and crafts, the latest appliances, taking care of small children, romances, being a good Patriarchal wife and all the things women are supposed to do. We are not limited to this!


The women on the internet represent a diverse group of Shamans, Gurus, Devis, Ministers, Swamis, Healers, Channelers, Psychics, Herbalists and so on. Most of them are open to each other's paths. The only ones that seem closed off are the ones in traditional Patriarchal 'Orthodox' religions. Other than that, there is an explosion of female spirituality - which men are begging to be a part of.


What is a woman? What is a Mother? She is the designated ruler of the planet. The head of the household, the family, the Church, the government and the world. She needs to take charge, NOW!


Earth Mother Goddess & Multi-Facetted Tools of Woman

Female spirituality and religions have been suppressed and vilified so long that the world doesn't even know what they represent. People wince at the word 'witch' and 'pentagram' is symbol of evil. Yet in truth, the Cross of Christianity - although Jesus meant it for good - has been the banner under which carnage has reigned, while the nature lovers have tried to follow their paths in peace. Patriarchy has ruled by the sword - all of them. Now they cannot control people any more, and the truth is surfacing. Women's religion was the creed of sanity and common sense, compassion and fairness for all the living. This is coming back. A network that features all of these disciplines is needed.


But this madonna-whore myth is one of the basic Communist-style lies men have put upon the human race. And because of it, a lot of complicated behavior happens. Now why does it work for men?


He keeps woman in control by fear and by reprisals. The fear is loss of reputation, loss of acceptance from others, ostracism and hatred from her fellow humans. And so, women who deviate from the 'morality' as taught by men - which women must follow but men don't have to - are punished. Once this is set in place, women must maintain their respectability or be outcast to some degree. Nobody wants to be an outcast, everyone complies - if they can afford to! These are the 'good half' of women who make suitable wives and therefore, get the 'goodies' of men - the money, the houses, whatever. They live in a world where everyone looks up to themselves and declares,


'What a good soul am I!'


They love themselves and have self esteem. Life is good - because they have been 'good.'


A women's spirituality network would also be a female empowerment vehicle; heras, women in sports and scholars (especially if they unearth herstory and matriarchies past and present, and the proof of the natural superiority of women.)


But now here is a problem. And it is for men. They have forced women into being 'nice,' but they need 'bad girls' or 'whores' to have fun with! And so a second set of women is created like so. Women who do not have the support of their families or financial help - have to go into 'lowly' professions. Some are maids, janitors, minimum wage earners, but some enter - you guessed it - the sex trade. Now once a woman enters the sex trade and is BRANDED as such she is a pariah, an 'untouchable.' Of course, not all sex-trade workers are alike. If you did a few things here and there, like nude modeling, or some stripping, or dominating or some semi-sexual stuff, you are a partial but not total outcast. But if, God forbid, you had to walk the streets, then you are doomed - forever. You become unsuitable marriage material for any respectable (wealthy) man and so, you are probably not going to have all the comforts of life.


During World War II when men were absent women did just fine. They undertook and fulfilled all the jobs men had done. But when the guys came back the women were TOLD to make way for the men to earn bread for the family. So women did step aside and gave them a chance, and now you have deadbeat dads galore. The point here is that all these he-man jobs can be done by women, today more so than ever due to technology.



This works perfectly for men because the marriage-material women are fenced off into houses where they breed, cook and clean and serve male needs, while the whore-style women are in their ghetto ready to serve sex. The men are free to GO TO the whore, and then GO HOME to their wives, but the wives cannot GO ANYWHERE but have to stay in their prison of respectability. Each woman is in her own place, serving male needs, and never the twain shall meet. This works very well for men, but not so well for women. (But of course, they don't have the slightest concern over that.)


Yes, women are interested in marriage and family, but that does not mean they have to stay home and be barefoot and pregnant. Women of the future will have fantastic childcare centers. One of the most crippling factors in women's lives has been lack of good childcare facilities. In Europe, large companies provide childcare right on the premises. This should be mandated here wherever possible.


It is THROUGH RELIGION that this Patriarchal puke is promulgated. Religion is Patriarchal religion. It is the Public Relations Handbook of men, to present their version of God, which meets their personal agenda. And so, if you study the old Testament, you have the basis of this. These old fogies were enforcing male interests and our present day Western culture is based on that. Jesus tried to change it - but they didn't let Him. (They asked Gandhi what he thought of Christianity and he said he loved it. But it has never been practiced. So true.) Now after Jesus died, and the males stole it from Magdalene (His chief Apostle) and the other women - they had their way with Jesus' gospel. They changed it from the pro-woman matriarchal yoga Jesus started, into the sorry mess which exists today.


Sisterhood will revive and our Women's Television Network will portray
women in all walks of life, and all their activities.


Now on the bright side, I will add, and you have no doubt noticed, that all the shitgut of men is exploding out. It is falling apart. The institutions by which they ruled are either changing (big corporations now MUST hire women and the previously shunned) or they are going OUT OF BUSINESS (The Catholic Church,.... oh how I long to buy one of their old Cathedrals for worship of Mary as God!) The marriage institution is no longer sacrosanct. Women are having kids without benefit of it - they are suffering - but they are free and the pain is short term. Their children survive and respect women! The so-called whores are having a better time of it. They are not treated as badly as before - it is being realized that 'The Colonel's Lady and Rosy O'Grady are sisters under the skin.'


Newfound freedom and success for women will make the world a better place for all.




What women are realizing now - I am far from the only one - is that we have been deprived of the basic right of the combination of our spirituality and sexuality. We were once magnificent creatures, free as the birds. Our images were on the altars, and they were sexy. We were worshipped, we were honored. Instead of being pursued for our beauty and body parts as 'sex trade workers' and 'whores' to be used and then cast aside (denigrated, denounced, pitied) we represented all that humanity craved - the Source of Life. Men worshipped our breasts as food givers, our vaginas as the birth canal, our hips as the holders of new life, and our whole bodies were sacred. The words we spoke were listened to! We were obeyed!

The freedom to practice one's religion in the way one chooses is paramount, perhaps the foundation of all freedoms. And after that, economic freedom. Freedom of speech isn't much good unless you can have a book published, run an internet site, speak on television and so forth. There is much to be done in freeing the world from Patriarchal myths.








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