Selasa, 29 Disember 2009

The Sublime truth of women.

Do not get confused. What I am trying to convey here is the message of peace to the entire feminist out there. It is not about me being a sexist; for I do not even have the slightest intention to slam the opposite sex or what so ever the feminist stand over emancipation issue.

Women have always regarded as subtle and delicate being for their subservient attitude. But the questions that arise concerning women, as the cause of human suffering is not from my own creative mind rather it was inscribed in The Holy Bible itself. Thus, women are not the whole subjects of discussion here.

The world has changed so much, simultaneously the society notion on sexism and equal right had grown stronger and more argumentative. In the yesteryears, we tend to perceive women with more oriental values, even in the occidental society. But what surprised me is women are no more than the object of sex.

The most obvious examples of course the movies. When women were first accepted in the industry back to the oldest play or theatre. The supposition was it would be the turning point in gender discrimination where women were given more space to stand out and be more obtrusive. But what could not be prophesied at that time was the opportunity would later desecrate the value of women.

Have you ever think what is the need to have actress in the movie with sex scenes of various positions or that ‘undress to impress’ thing. It influenced so much that whenever you think of a movie and Katie Holmes or Megan Fox the first thing that comes across your mind is “SEX”.

Megan Fox do get the fame and money but the one who earned the most is the industry and women has become less and less valued, as homo-sapien. We do have to admit that women today are just properties to the men. Prostitution and sex-related words have always associated with women, as if they were co-existed. I here again, want to point out that I am not downgrading women but sadly it is the truth that we somehow need to accept.

Just think of any product in the store, be it from cars to toothpaste there must be a ‘hot chick’ factor in ads to boost the sales. So women’s part in constructing the face of today’s global economy is very much appreciated.

Apart from that, women had also brought destruction to many empires. Cleopatra cause riot in Rome. Once ruled, Queen Marie Antoinette of France is no cipher in France monarchy history. The Queen of France was the reason for execution of her husband, King Louis XVI on the guillotine.

Historian named her as elite-class playgirl for her unceasing sex-scandals with the bourgeoisie. But a new theory had emerged that Palsemo, Adam Weiz Howeight, Mondelhen and revolutionist of France actually frame Queen Marie. A conspiracy by Jewish in order to control France.

There is also Matahari. She was the spy that causes chaos back in war era of bipolar powers.

The history indeed has much for us to delve.

Let us refer to The Holy Bible. The tale of creation in the Bible astounds many for the miraculous creation of men out of nothing. In this sense, the Omnipotent God had actually created atom! As we know that whatever existed on earth were made up of atoms.

Human, though we thought we had created lots of things but the reality is we never did created anything for we were just manipulating natural source to become another products.

The Bible did strengthen the faith we have in God absolute power but the Holy Book contradicts itself in the tale of creation. In the first account, God created man and woman at the very same time i.e. simultaneously,

Genesis 1:27

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him, male and female created he them.

But in the second chapter of the very same book, book of Genesis in The Bible, the tale of creation slightly differ from the first chapter. Woman was created after man.

Genesis 2:21-23

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof. And the rib, from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.

Did you notice that? How could anybody accept such contradiction to be in a Holy Book believed to be the Words of God. Did God somehow forgot how the event had took place and miss told the Angel Gabriel and when second revelation was about to be sent to Moses, God somehow corrected His own mistake?

I am not questioning the authenticity of the Bible as Christian holy scriptures but would you believe that an Omnipotent Deity as God did such a clumsy mistake? Or was it that the Holy Bible today was not even holy at all for it was fabricated? That is just one contradiction but Biblical scholars have found more than 50000 errors in that Holy Book. I am not exaggerating but it is the truth if you put aside religious bias and delve into pages of the Bible.

Let us move back to our discussion on women. The holy Bible states that women are inferior to men. You know why, because women were made for men. So it is no surprise if women were perceived as sex’s object to fulfill the men lust. First Corinthians chapter eleven states.

1 Corinthians 11:7-12

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman: but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman: but all things of God.

Ben Edward Akerley had this to say on the Bible concerning women scornful status,

“much of what has already been written here indicates that the Hebrew culture was a patriarchal hierarchy par excellence and that women were merely valuable as property….Instant divorce was available to a man who was displeased with his wife. However, if a wife was displeased with her husband, she had no such option to send him away or simply to take leave of him. Yet an unhappy husband was free to get rid of an unwanted wife.”

That lowly status of women in Old Testament is further reinforced in the New Testament rather than diminished.

Poor women.

In conclusion, the ‘sublime’ truth of women is that they have been treated like dirt for almost two thousand years or more. We have to set our notion right in interpreting the gender equality and changed how we perceived women.

Early church father, Tertullian once declared,

“You (women) are the devil’s gateway: You are the unsealer of that forbidden tree: You are the first deserter of the Divine Law: You are she who persuaded him whom the devil was not valiant enough to attack: You destroyed easily God’s image, man, On account of your desert-that is, death- even the Son of God had to die”

No wonder America’s great suffragist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton said,

“The Bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation”

Buddha taught that there four types of women, but I am to mention only the fourth type. The most sublime kind of women of all. The Fourth type, are those who are broad-minded, who can restrain feelings of greed and retain calmness of mind, and who are sympathetic for the needs of others.

So to the entire feminist out there, I am here to exhort you to stop and ponder the truth of women. Undeceive your stand over gender equality. Me am not saying men is more superior than women but just the world had enough space to all of us. Do not get over powered by the notion “men is equal to women, vice versa”. It never was.

P/s: there was never a room for the so called “third gender”! It sucks!