Consider the sources when you discuss sexism in literature.
Most of the blatant sexist attitudes found in the "bible" are the result of the fact that, well...Middle Eastern Males were the ones who wrote and
edited all the documents in question....and the laws of the Torah for example, favour the Males, naturally.
Remember always to ..."Consider the Source"...!!!!!!
The Dead Sea Scrolls (BC 167 to AD68) records many heinous examples of how women are basically blamed for everything evil, especially in a sexual
context, sort of like the eternal keepers of Pandora's box, especially all the commentaries on the "fallen Angels" in the Books of Henoch and the
Testaments of the 12 Patriarchs and the Book of Jubilees (aka the Testament of Moses) where "women" are the ones who were seduced and impregnated by
these spirit creatures to produce "giants" who eat up all the food in a very non-kosher fashion ("they even ate the meat with the blood!"). And
there are a number of anti-Female sexist Wisdom Proverb Collections that were kept by these people (e.g. "The Scroll of the Book of the Snares and
Wiles of Women" etc.)
Perhaps it should not be very surprising that the garden of Q'eden stories in Bere#h ("genesis") lay down the ground rules for Israelite society
that women are basically weak in the head (physically and spiritually corrupted) when it comes to being tricked and seduced by invisible entities and
capable of introducing "sin" permanently into the world.
And it is clear that "Sexism" is highly rampant in the texts of the Torah placed into the mouth of "Moses" if you take the time to read all the
versions out there with an un-prejudiced mind...
It is also clear that sexist-males wrote these Torah laws to benefit other males, with nary a thought for the rights of women.
Yet people in the West still read this vomit as “the word of god”…to live by!
This Torah Sexism of course is highly reflective of the ancient middle east (the Jews were very similar to their “pagan” Canaanite neighbours who had
nearly exact laws protecting the rights of males only, see the Babylonian Law Code of Hammurabi, from 1756BC, written 400 years before the supposed
time of Moses) and is also reflective of the larger male dominated Indo-European “chauvinistic”society in which the writers of the Torah found
themselves (which, by the way, is no excuse for them).
But don't be fooled: no “god” (clan god or otherwise) was responsible for any of this sexist rubbish--- which by the way is utterly NON RELEVANT
today in the West, who has made some attempts over the past 100 years to see women as human beings with rights of their own, even granting them the
vote, and elected office.
But religion doesn't like all these changes, apparenly, especially the orthodox varieties: So even today in socalled "Jewish orthodox" synagogues,
women are excluded from prayers with men and must be upstairs with the children penned off as it were like cattle (Chattel?)…
The most respected of the Rebbes even before Israel was ground to powder by the Kittim (Romans) in AD 70 argued along these silly lines:
:ONLY MAN (ADAM) HAS A NEPHESH (SOUL) BECAUSE IT IS WRITTEN IN BERE#H (GENESIS) :
[YHWH] BREATHED INTO ADAM’S (AND ONLY ADAM’S) NOSTRILS THE “BREATH OF LIFE: AND ADAM BECAME A LIVING SOUL”:
BUT [YHWH] DID NOT BREATHE INTO HAYAAH (EVE) THE BREATH OF LIFE BUT WAS CREATED OUT OF ADAM’S FLESH…THEREFORE WOMEN ARE “NOT WORTHY OF THE LIFE” SINCE
THEY HAVE NO SOULS AND THEREFORE HAVE NO EXISTENCE IN THE AFTERLIFE BUT FEMALES , WHO WERE PRONE TO DAEMONIC INFLUENCES AND WERE THE FIRST ONES TO BE
SEDUCED BY THE FALLEN ANGELS, GO THE WAY OF THE GOYIM [GENTILES WHO ALSO HAVE NO SOULS]…
Even the final Logion in the so-called Coptic Gospel of Thomas (found at Nag Hammadi in Egyt in 1945) has R. Yehoshua bar Yosef the Galilean
(“Jeezuzzz”) reflecting this Rabinnic idea of Soul-less Females:
“114: And the disciples say to him, Rabbi, send away this Woman from us, for it is written: “Women are Not Worthy to inherit [eternal] Life”…
But Yeshua said, Let [Miryam] her be taught as well, so that she might also become male resembling you males, and also like you, to become a Living
Soul, worthy of [eternal] Life [to enter into the Kingdom]: for Amen I say unto you, that unless a Woman first become a Male [with a Soul] she shall
not enter into the Kingdom of my Father…”
There is also the command of R. Yehoshua to pray three times a day in the Gospel of Thomas where it is stated: Rabbi, how shall we pray? And he said
to them, First, always pray in a place where there is no woman....and when ye pray, pray according to this wise...Our father in heaven.... etc.
Hmmmmm....but this clause was apparently taken out of the New Testament Greek texts (for whatever reason.)
We all know the Canaanite story of Lililitu
Lilith) who was forcibly removed from ‘Qeden for having a domineering attitude towards Adam in the
Here is some other Torah-based sexism: (so much for the god of the Jews being relevant today!)
Genesis 3:16 : all women must suffer torture during child birth due to Eve being seduced by the Serpent and eating the fruit of the socalled Tree of
The verse finishes by saying a husband shall “rule” over his female, as if it were some kind of divine law.
Genesis 19:8 where Lot freely offers his own “virgin daughters” to a crowd of drunk and disorderly bi-sexual rapists instead of his guests as sex
Later we read that this “righteous” Lot , having gotten very drunk, has sex with his own daughters and impregnantes them after YHWH turned his wife
into a pillar of salt for disobeying the command of “not looking back”
Genesis 38:16-24 Judah , living with his own widowed daughter in law who was still grieving and wearing the veils of mourning, thinking her a “whore”
raped her causing her to flee the city.
According to the myth, when Judah sees the poor widow again he demanded she be burned for being a prostitute It wasn’t until Judah recognized her as
his daughter in law ( and pregnant with his own child) that he decided not to have her executed.
Exodus 21:3-4 Says that if a male slave is given a wife by his master he can not leave servant-hood with his wife or children. The woman and children
are merely property of the master
Exodus 21:7 YHWH not only sanctions selling ones daughter into slavery, but he also gives out exacting laws on how this should be done and what to
charge for it.
Exodus 21:10 YHWH ordains men to take several wives and sets up strict laws as to how multiple wives should be handled.
Leviticus 12:1-8 A woman has to be “ritually purified”after giving birth because she is “ritually unclean” by the act of giving birth: apparently
birthing a “male” is some how ritually cleaner then birthing a female, which is why a mother must purify TWICE as long after birthing a daughter than
birthing a son. Tells you something about their mindset.
Leviticus 15:19-30 Explains that a woman having her menstruation must be avoided to the point of not even touching what she has touched. It is quite
curious that women are punished for simply having a biological function that “YHWH” claims to have created in the first place
Leviticus 19:20 Says that if a man has sex with a slave or betrothed woman he must then “violently flog” her, as if it were “her fault” yet curiously,
the man goes completely unpunished, according to YHWH.
Leviticus 21:9 Explains that unchaste daughters of cohenim (priests) must be burnt to death. What about his unchaste sons? Clearly, the woman must
suffer the punishment for BOTH of them.
Leviticus 27:3-7 YHWH clearly places a clear shekel (“dollar”) value on human life; with women worth far less in Jewish shekels than men are worth.
So "saith YHWH" in the Torah, anyway.
Numbers 30:3-16 A woman has no legal right to make a vow unless her husband permits it.
Numbers 31: 14-18 Moses tells his men the virgin women captives of the Midianites are kept “alive” for raping. YHWH later states that Israelites can
not marry a Midianite woman (with exception of Moses who married a Midianitess).
Deuteronomy 20:13-15 “Exterminate all the men and boys in the cities that YHWH “delivers into your hands,” “but keep the women alive for raping.”
Deuteronomy 21:11-14 If you see a pretty woman among the captives then you are free take her home and “rape her.”
Deuteronomy 22:5 Women that put on men’s clothing are an “to’qebah” (ritually abominable) unto YHWH your god”
Deuteronomy 22:13-22 Women are cautioned to keep the tokens (bloody wedding night sheets) of their “virginity” in a safe place. Otherwise the men of
your city may stone you to death. This does not apply to men though, of course.
Deuteronomy 22:23-24 is one of the most cruel and sexist passages of the Torah. It says that women who are being forcibly raped yet somehow fail to
“cry out loud” for help in a populated area are most likely enjoying the sex and should be stoned as a whore.
Deuteronomy 22:28-29 A rapist must purchase his victim from her father for 50 shekels. Is this supposed to be some type of retribution? What about
the female victim ---who might not necessarily want to marry the man who raped her in the first place? All that matters is her father receives payment
for his “property”.
Deuteronomy 25:11-12 Says that a woman’s hand must be cut off if she touches the “genitals” of a man fighting with her husband…“And let not thine eye
All of this is placed into the mouth of Moses (in between the times when he was busy making pagan bronze snake idols and putting them up on poles for
the Israelites to worship in the desert)...
And we're supposed to believe all of this sexist junk has any relevance to us in the 21st century West?