The human predicament of trouble, illness, a mean life…and ultimately death has to be blamed on someone.
Why not a woman?
In my opinion, women have almost always gotten the short end of the stick from men...and I am delighted that is finally becoming part of our ancient, dark past.
We moderns rely on mythology just as much as the ancients do.
Of course we don't consider our "absurd stories" to be absurd nor do we consider them to be mythology.
Our culture is different than other cultures. Of course, looking from within our culture the other cultures seem "dark". There is no objective way to say our culture is any better or more advanced.
By criticizing the mythology other cultures as "ancient and dark" you are just saying that your culture is superior to theirs. I imagine if they were able to argue back it might be an interesting discussion.
Quote:In my opinion, women have almost always gotten the short end of the stick from men...and I am delighted that is finally becoming part of our ancient, dark past.
Frank, this is the part of your mythology that I would like to look into.
Of course you have a mythology, Frank (as do I and as does everyone living within a culture). You are fooling yourself if you think otherwise. When you said "women have almost always gotten the short end of the stick", it is a perfect example.
Let's look at your beliefs...
...as they are apparent in your posts on this thread. These are my guesses, please correct me if any of these aren't actually what you believe.
There is another idea here to question.
You are making a comparison between Greek mythology and Hebrew mythology. You have two data points that you are drawing a conclusion from. These two cultures had pretty close contact with each other, it is not that surprising they have some similar cultural ideas.
If your thesis is that religions in general blame women for evil, you should come up with some better examples... perhaps ones that are from cultures that didn't share ideas. Do you have more examples?
You are using the opinions to make a judgment about culture and to create a narrative about woman's role in society. I am not sure how what you are calling "opinions" differ from "beliefs".
Are you saying that there is no objective reason that you think women should be treated equally... and that the whole notion of woman's equality is just based on an opinion about how women should be treated?
I think that most individuals in modern western cultures (myself included) believe that women should be treated equally.
I go a step further. I consider them equal. I do not think it something men should consider doing...they are equal to men. What is giving you the impression I am not of that opinion?