Matthew 7:3 is a verse about hypocrisy. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” it asks. Audrey Russo at BarbWire ignores that verse, along with many others in an insipid column about the Isla Vista shootings in which she tells feminists that they should be focused exclusively on Islam as the source of misogyny.
Rodgers’ mindset: “Wah-wah-wah…I’m wealthy, handsome and privileged. Why don’t women want to go out with me? Women refuse to have sex with me…I guess I’ll just have to murder and maim some innocent people because life is so unfair!”
Well, if you’re a feminist (which I’m not, thank God), you have once again found your target: A Misogynist, merely because he happens to be MALE.
Oh yes, of course. We consider him a misogynist “merely because he happens to be male.” Not because he left behind videos and a manifesto jammed full of misogyny and said quite bluntly that he was going to kill women because they refused to be his sex toys. Nope, it’s only because he “happens” to be male.
If feminists were REALLY concerned about he-man woman-haters…they would be focused, like a laser, on the ideology of ISLAM.
A totalitarian system that puts women at half the value of a man. And here are just a few of the ‘joys’ of being a woman under the draconian fist of Islam:
Allah prefers men (Quran 2:228)
A man is like God to a woman (Sunaan Abu Dawud 11.2135)
Women are inferior to men (Quran 2:282)
Women are like animals & slaves (Sunaan Abu Dawud 11.2155)
Menstruation is a disease (Quran 2:222)
Women should be below a man in : Age; height; wealth & lineage.
Women are harmful/devilish/crooked/damaging, which is the reasoning behind their “Gender Apartheid” policy (Shahih Bukhari 7.62.113)
Ah, there’s that plank, conveniently being ignored (in this case, both religions have a misogynist plank, of course). Let’s take a look at some of the blatant sexism in the Bible.
A man can sell his daughter:
Exodus 21:7: “If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as male servants do.”
A woman is “unclean” twice as long after having a female baby than a male one:
Leviticus 12: 1 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Say to the Israelites: ‘A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period. 3 On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised. 4 Then the woman must wait thirty-three days to be purified from her bleeding. She must not touch anything sacred or go to the sanctuary until the days of her purification are over. 5 If she gives birth to a daughter, for two weeks the woman will be unclean, as during her period. Then she must wait sixty-six days to be purified from her bleeding.
Women who become prostitutes should be burned to death:
Leviticus 21:9 “If a priest’s daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.”
A woman suspected of adultery has to go through a bizarre test to prove it false. There is no such procedure for men suspected of adultery.
Numbers 5:11-31 11 Then the Lord said to Moses, 12 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If a man’s wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him 13 so that another man has sexual relations with her, and this is hidden from her husband and her impurity is undetected (since there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act), 14 and if feelings of jealousy come over her husband and he suspects his wife and she is impure—or if he is jealous and suspects her even though she is not impure— 15 then he is to take his wife to the priest. He must also take an offering of a tenth of an ephah[c] of barley flour on her behalf. He must not pour olive oil on it or put incense on it, because it is a grain offering for jealousy, a reminder-offering to draw attention to wrongdoing.
16 “‘The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the Lord. 17 Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water. 18 After the priest has had the woman stand before the Lord, he shall loosen her hair and place in her hands the reminder-offering, the grain offering for jealousy, while he himself holds the bitter water that brings a curse. 19 Then the priest shall put the woman under oath and say to her, “If no other man has had sexual relations with you and you have not gone astray and become impure while married to your husband, may this bitter water that brings a curse not harm you. 20 But if you have gone astray while married to your husband and you have made yourself impure by having sexual relations with a man other than your husband”— 21 here the priest is to put the woman under this curse—“may the Lord cause you to become a curse[d] among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell. 22 May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells or your womb miscarries.”
“‘Then the woman is to say, “Amen. So be it.”
23 “‘The priest is to write these curses on a scroll and then wash them off into the bitter water. 24 He shall make the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and this water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering will enter her. 25 The priest is to take from her hands the grain offering for jealousy, wave it before the Lord and bring it to the altar. 26 The priest is then to take a handful of the grain offering as a memorial[e] offering and burn it on the altar; after that, he is to have the woman drink the water. 27 If she has made herself impure and been unfaithful to her husband, this will be the result: When she is made to drink the water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering, it will enter her, her abdomen will swell and her womb will miscarry, and she will become a curse. 28 If, however, the woman has not made herself impure, but is clean, she will be cleared of guilt and will be able to have children.
29 “‘This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and makes herself impure while married to her husband, 30 or when feelings of jealousy come over a man because he suspects his wife. The priest is to have her stand before the Lord and is to apply this entire law to her. 31 The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences of her sin.’”
Women who do not bleed on their wedding day, and thus presumably are not virgins, are to be stoned to death:
Deuteronomy 22: 13 If a man takes a wife and, after sleeping with her, dislikes her 14 and slanders her and gives her a bad name, saying, “I married this woman, but when I approached her, I did not find proof of her virginity,” 15 then the young woman’s father and mother shall bring to the town elders at the gate proof that she was a virgin. 16 Her father will say to the elders, “I gave my daughter in marriage to this man, but he dislikes her. 17 Now he has slandered her and said, ‘I did not find your daughter to be a virgin.’ But here is the proof of my daughter’s virginity.” Then her parents shall display the cloth before the elders of the town, 18 and the elders shall take the man and punish him. 19 They shall fine him a hundred shekels[b] of silver and give them to the young woman’s father, because this man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name. She shall continue to be his wife; he must not divorce her as long as he lives.
20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, 21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.
If a man rapes a woman, he can buy her from her father and force her to marry him:
Deuteronomy 22:28 28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels[c] of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her
One could go on and on, of course. The Bible is a deeply misogynistic collection of texts.