Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Oh, this is great...

just what this nation needs an even more mysogynistic gang of religious fanatics.

Speaking of mysogynistic religious puds, any-one remember the book, The Handmaiden's Tale? By......uh, can't find my copy...Atwood? Atwater? Bueller? Bueller?

Sorry, my train of thought jumps tracks faster than a...what was I saying?

Oh, yeah, Handmaiden. Remember when the Christiano-facists took over and they fired every working woman in the country, turned all her assets over to a husband, father or brother?

What were they going to do about hospitals? How were they going to keep them running without nurses, of which still well over 90% are women? Because if they think I'm going in to work shifts for free, cause they said God said so, they'll just have to shoot me.

Thor sez: ..stretch..MUST you get so worked up during my nap? Now, go fix me a turkey pot pie. God said you have to. I'm a boy cat.


Heather said...

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale and it purposely never specified exactly which religion. They mentioned Gilead a couple of times which could be construed as Christian, but I believe the vagueness was to make a point about any extremism.

It's quite frightening.

JanetLee said...

Thanks Heather. I was just too darn lazy to hunt down the book, too darn forgetful to remember the name, and every time I try to look for something in the middle of composing the blog, I mess it all up.

Extremism is extremism, regardless of which flavor of religion is being touted. Fundmentalists blowing up abortion clinics are the exact same as fundmentalists flying planes into buildings.

Religious philosophy applied inwardly as a guide to life is a wonderful thing, worthy of respect.

Religious philosophy applied outwardly as how everyone else should behave and believe is just simply wrong.

Heather said...

I read it while I was pregnant with Mark and it really disturbed me. That is not a book any pregnant woman should read.

I am in complete agreement with you.

Oh, do you use Firefox or Internet Explorer? Firefox is fabulous for simultaneous fact checking + posting. You can open a second tab to keep your post open AND you can have all kinds of nifty search engines, that will open in another tab if you'd like. I have webster, so I can see (if I'm not being really lazy) if a word has exactly the meaning I intend.
Best of all, it's free. www.mozilla.com