Well, not much really. I had planned on going to the library again today to work on sending out cover letters and resumes but then my digestive system decided to revolt. At least this time I managed to knock out the pain with the heating pad. I didn’t want to spend an hour and a half in the bathroom in pain at the level I had last time my digestive system revolted. This time no pain and more reading on beginning programming.
Yes, I read in the bathroom. It’s easy to focus and I needed something to do besides the stuff you do in a bathroom. So I read. I read the only Westerns that I’ll read in the bathroom. Read through other fiction. This is the first time reading non-fiction. But good reading. Even if the book was written in 1998. Yes. 1998.
I’m not just learning, I’m laughing. Windows 98 had just come out when this book was written and while the book mentions it, it largely refers to Windows 95. Yes. That prehistoric dinosaur. At least he hasn’t mentioned Windows 3.1 which was the predececer (sp?) to 95. I so need to write a post on Windows and it’s iterations mostly in its matter of failyness. And I know that’s not a word but Windows had several fails. Some of them spectacular. And yes, I do like Windows and can still mock it.
I also baked scones today. I did it from a mix so it was very easy.
I also have an idea for a series of posts on marriage, the evangelical fundamentalist gender gospel preach about (a whole lot that isn’t in the Bible at all and is made up by certain evangelical preachers and Neo-Cal preachers to push their own agenda and hurting people in the process all in the name of Jesus, who also rarely, if ever gets mentioned) and how more and more are buying this bill of goods (even Catholics) all to be “good Christians.”
It’s interesting to read through the Catechism because I find no sign of these false beliefs that women must only be wives and mothers and stay at home and never work and always be subservient and under the authority of a man.
Complementerianism is this false ideology that women are inferior and must be kept this way due to their gender. Women, who are infantilized in this suppressive culture, must learn only to keep house, have lots of babies, must not be well educated, must not work, must always obey men especially fathers and husbands, and must not recognize or even consider that they have value and worth, especially not outside of being married to a man.
Women and their existence are defined in their relationship to men. If they aren’t married, then they don’t exist. Men define womens’ existence and they only exist if they say so. Women aren’t really human to these nuts. They’re just breeders and maids and prostitutes and cooks and manual labor.
This false ideology has become pervasive in evangelical culture so much so that many women are marginalized and even shamed if they don’t follow this heresy. Some are falsely accused, put under “church discipline”, excommunicated, and then
forced to leave and lose church, family, and friends who still adhere and even believe to this heresy. Just read the Wartburg Watch, a blog dedicated to exposing this kind of garbage and the damage it has done to people.
I haven’t even gotten into how these heresies feed into child sexual abuse and how it puts all the blame on the victim and how the proprietors cover up and excuse this abuse all to protect their little fiefdoms and beliefs and ideologies.
What’s worse is that there are many women who buy this garbage and then force it on other women. And if these women don’t swallow this garbage then the “true believers” do everything to get these women to submit and obey even going to the point to humiliate and shame them into conforming. And if they still don’t swallow, swallowed but are now vomiting it back up into the toilet where it belongs then the “true believers” will spread lies and even convince the church to “discipline” if not out and out kick people out.
It’s conform or die. Actually, it’s more conform and you WILL die a very slow and painful death. Don’t conform or confirm these heresies and you’ll be much better off.
And honestly, let’s get terms straight people. Gender refers to language and is used when denoting forms, i.e. masculine and feminine in Spanish. Sex refers to make and female, man and women and are biological in nature. There are only two sexes. Gender has two forms, sometimes there depending on the language (German) or even almost none (English mostly has none).
I just hate people hurting other people and using God to do it. That’s why I call this garbage heresy because it’s false beliefs and they are deliberately used to hurt people in the name of God.