I have been shooting this theory around in my mind lately and I think I am on to something.
Religion seems to be all about limiting the power of woman in society. Both the christian and muslim religions especially, have been used to keep
women beneath men. I wonder why that is. I know christian religion has changed with a progressive society but it that wasnt always the case at all.
Women had their place and religion seems to be about keeping them there. Eve ate the forbidden fruit.
'Both muslim and christian women have been encouraged/forced to value modesty and cover up. I wonder why that is?
Before Rome existed the Etruscan's ruled that area. The Etruscan women were 'liberated' if you will, but men from other places were shocked by the
Etruscan women and saw them as no different to a prostitute. The Etruscan women were very different to Greek women. Greeks kept their women in the
house and they did not allow their women to participate in mixed-sex socializing.
Early Romans genuinely valued virtue. They also had a low opinion of Etruscan women. Romans saw Etruscan women as promiscuous and scandalous.
So we cant blame religion. It seems that men were keeping women down as early as the Greeks.
The pagans/gauls/celtics of continental Europe seem to treat woman much better. Western Society can be traced back through Rome to the Greeks and then
I would go to Babylon.
I was intrigued when I watched the silent film Metropolis recently. In that movie, The Whore of Babylon is shown to be a cause of the wedge that is
between the intellectuals and the workers during the construction of the Tower of Babel and in society in general.
I thought about that alot. Women do make men compete. Women do make men distracted. Many women squeeze it for all its worth.
So if you go back through muslim/christian society, Rome and Greece, we see women being kept in their place. Did something happen in Babylon maybe? I
am sure that references to the whore of Babylon in the Old Testament are not referring to the Roman Empire. I think the Whore of Babylon may be
I am sure that something happened that made societies decide to give women a real glass ceiling. I am pretty sure they destroyed an advanced ancient
civilization. Or were ancient aliens all misogynist's?
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