Saturday, November 5, 2005

Why do right-wing Christians hate women?

There is a vaccine that could be available soon that might completely wipe out a deadly disease that afflicts women. A cause for celebration, you say? Well, yes! This could be a very good thing, liberating future generations from smear tests and fear of a particularly scary disease that is often difficult to detect until it is too late. But, if you're a certain kind of (supposed) Christian, this vaccine is a bad thing -- something threatening that must be stopped. Why do these people hate women so much? Is it because they blame us all for what Eve supposedly did? I sure would like to know...

7 comments:

James said...

Its not that they hate women its just that they are very very stupid.

ryan said...

Never passing up a chance for a cheap shot, I see.

Ben said...

Too bad there is not a vaccine for short-sighted, mean-spirited, misogynist, right wing bull shit. Not that you would be able to vaccinate the ones who really need it. Mybe we could use dart guns like on Wild Kingdom.

Bill said...

Too bad there isn't a dart gun for widespread stereotyping.

Betty said...

It is not that Christians hate women per se. They only hate women who step outside of the religion's severe code of acceptable social behavior. Sexually active females, in their view, should be punished, to prevent other females from thinking they can get away with it. Cervical cancer is what you get if you dare to have sex before marriage. The concept of punishment and rejection of the sexually active female outside of marriage is also why so many Christians oppose abortion. It certainly is not because of warm fuzzy feelings toward children born into poverty or drug-using families (as we can see from the Christian right's attacks on subsidized child care, Head Start, school lunches, and after-school programs). How else can you explain their opposition to abortion in the case of a life-threatening situation? They would rather see a female die for being sexually active. In their eyes, it's a well-deserved punishment. A sexually active female has no worth in their eyes compared to the concept of an infant, which is quickly abandoned by the Christian right in our society as soon as it's born. Sad. This is why I am not a Christian. I just can't be that mean-spirited, and could never reconcile what the bible says with what most Christians in this country do and say. Yuck.

Monica said...

I have to agree with betty on that one. When I was a Christian, I went to a "okay" church(or so I thought). One of the rules there was that girls and guys weren't to be alone together because it could open the door for sin. Well,I forgot about that one day...and almost got raped by a leader in the church. I told my cell leader and my mom and they both said I deserved it. 'nuff said.

BettyK said...

Ok, so these comments have gotten us...let's see...nowhere.



The fact is that if you want to spew rhetoric then you will never really know anything.



The fact is obvious, Christians do not hate women. That is absurd. The vaccine in question does not protect against ALL aspects of the disease and infact only gives minimal protection against 4 types and there are over 100. As with all vaccines, the amount of protection and length of protection remains to be seen.



There are many women, christian and non-christian who choose to either get or abstain from this vaccine. It is a personal choice based on personal views.



By the way, if you are in a "church" that madates either view or acts hateful towards anyone, I'd leave. There is nothing wrong with a moral code for anyone. Promiscuity leads to many other undesirable side effects that ruins young lives, much more than HPV. You stand a greater chance of Aids or herpes or many other STD's over HPV.



As for Monica, you should have called the police and had that leader arrested. Your mother was wrong. No church or leader comes before your own kid. I do suspect though that these topics are fair play for those who just want to bash folks instead of thinking though.



To hate Christians, all christians shows a lack of understanding and bigotry that is unfounded.