Why Women Are Mistreated...  

LoyaltyandHonor 37M/32F
3114 posts
3/19/2005 9:19 am

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Why Women Are Mistreated...

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to man. The man 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.” - Genesis 2: 18, 21-23 (New American Standard Bible)

The bible is without a doubt one of the greatest writings yet produced on this Earth. Not everyone that exists is a religious person, but millions of people are all over the world. Even those who are not connected to a specific religion do have some kind of spirituality or basic belief system. It would appear that this very passage in the bible has been the foundations of the way men have and continue to perceive women throughout history and even still in today’s society.
The truth of the matter is that if you look closely and think deeply, you will notice that God did not want man to be alone therefore he created a companion for him. If you look up the word “companion” in the Webster’s dictionary you will find the following meaning(s): 1) one that accompanies another or, 2) one employed to live with and serve another. Associated word is Comrade: an intimate friend or associate.
As always you have to pick a meaning to associate with the words use, it would appear that many men see it to mean that women were created as a companion and they feel that in this instance companion only means “one employed to live with and serve another.” I find this funny because I do not know many wives that get paid to be a wife.
Women are by nature far more loving and caring then that in which most men are. Most men who do achieve a more loving and caring attitude seem do it through meditation, or martial arts. The basis being that men need something to help guide them where as most women do not actually need anything to guide them.
Women are looked at as weak and to caring; they normally sit back and allow themselves to be taken advantage of instead of always confronting something or someone who violates what they feel. Men seem to argue and fight on a regular basis when normally that violence and aggression is not actually needed. Women appear to be more of a martyr by nature then most men. They will in fact stand up for themselves when push comes to shove, by the time push does come to shove they will risk their life to defend that in which they love and believe. Take a mother and her child for example, when that child comes to harms way most of the mothers naturally offer their life in exchange for the safe passage of that child. As I said, women normally sit back and wait, in this instance though they immediately take action. This to me is a very honorable and heroic action; men tend to fight to save themselves and the child. Giving your life in exchange for another is by far the greatest of all actions. Jesus showed us that the day he died on the cross and upheld his beliefs. Many would argue that he should have defended himself and that by not doing so made him weak. Sometimes fighting will not solve anything, would he have been remembered as much as he is if he had tried to fight back? The truth is he was outnumbered by a large amount of people, to fight back actually would have been what many would consider suicide.

(To be continued…

LoyaltyandHonor 37M/32F
1241 posts
3/24/2005 5:39 pm

I totally agree m'lady.

sensualart42 46F

3/24/2005 8:38 am

The Bible is not just a great literary work but the writings were written by people inspired by God. It is written in anthropomorphic terms,meaning so humans can understand as God has lunlimited knowledge,abilities and ours are mortal and limited. As for why women get mistreated ..I think it has alot to do with anatomy,biology,physiology. Most women are weaker physically than men and can't fend off a punch or initiate one like a man. Why many r victims of crime and domestic violence. Regarding the Bible tho, it is a good tool for one to have a moral code to follow. Unfortunately in this society we are more concerned with not offending people who are atheists and what not and the Bible and prayer is being abolished in our schools and public places. Due to separation of church and state we have even tried to remove God from the court room as well as our monetary units such as coins. In God We Trst may soon b but an echo of the past..and a sad indication of the decay of our moral fiber as a society. Civility seems to b unheard of now. I think there is nothing like being polite.

LoyaltyandHonor 37M/32F
1241 posts
3/20/2005 12:52 pm

Very nicely said m'lady!

rm_lickeetung 59F

3/19/2005 12:34 pm

Men and women alike need guides to help them see the path of becoming more loving and caring. Morals, beliefs, and values are the guides. We all come into this life with lessons to learn: confidence, balance, expression, sensitivity, cooperation, integrity, freedom, independence, trust, honesty......the list can go on and on. Whatever we are here to learn.......life will send our way. There are tools to learning these lessons, as you mention.......like meditation for mindfulness and awareness, or martial arts for inner strength, power, respect. A partner to learn compassion, balance, sensitivity, respect, trust, communication.......this list can be endless.

The way to be more loving and caring is to give more love and care. Think outside of ourselves, our egos, our wants, our desires. That which we want the most, is what we most have to give.

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