No other female species in the animal kingdom has been subject to depravity, cruelty and torture like the female of our species who we call woman. Why? We who condescend to the other species for being on top of the food chain cannot understand that nature created both genders equally? For sure, nature meant the female and the male of the species to play different roles and built them for it. So how come only the female of our species had to fight from the beginning of so called civilization to do what she was meant to by nature? To do what she is naturally inclined to without taking permission and being judged?
A dialog from movie The Matrix directed by the Wachowski brothers (now sisters) gives a lot to ponder. The agent (Smith) tells the hero (Neo):
“I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus.”
Humans are classified as mammals. A species that seem to have extraordinary female domination amongst members in its class. The human as a species though decided that the female role was far less important than that of a male; neurological hard wiring or nonsensical patriarchal social justification for subjugation? Let us travel a bit in time to understand this.
Our Paleolithic and Neolithic forefathers burial mounds give us an insight into the status of the female from around 300,000 years ago. No discrimination at all! The mounds contained the same stuff! Fast forward to the Mesopotamian, Indian and Egyptian civilizations; polytheistic, hundreds of female forms being worshiped and in many stories more powerful than the male. But male hegemony was beginning to rear its ugly head. A quick look at human sacrifice skeletons unearthed in the Aztec kingdom shows that all victims were female. Wives of kings were buried alive with them. Rules were written about how the female should be born, how she should live and how she should die! Did the female of our species come from another class of the species or maybe from some class below human in the food chain? Dog, cat, fish perhaps?
Hammurabi, Manu, Pharaohs of ancient Egypt like Menes and Bocchoros are names of some of the world’s most oldest and famous misogynists!
Childhood; Taught that they don’t matter in the scheme of things
Womanhood; Just an object with no emotion or feeling that has to be conquered.
Motherhood; Their life is their offspring, nary a question of what they want to do with their life.
Death; Refused equality even in the rites and traditions!
They say behind every successful male is a female and there are enough in organized religion to take as examples.
Siva – Parvathi
Jehovah – Asherah (not anymore though)
Jesus Christ – Holy Mary (the mother) and Mary of Magdelene
Prophet Mohammed [alayhi s-salām (عليه السلام)] – Khadijah bin Khuwaylid and Aisha bin Abu Bakr
All religions however misogynstic we have made them over a period of time says that male and female have to necessarily walk side by side. The male of the species is an individual but the female individual is subsumed into a larger social render? Just because they are born as female of the species; menstruation, genital mutilation, coitus, social interactions and engagement, what to eat, drink and play, pray etc. will be decided by the male?
Male of the species; I curse you to be born as a male of a species again!
As a lion who gets killed by the lioness for a more virile younger male
As a male hyena, who will be provided food last in the pack
As a praying mantis who gets his head ripped off after passionate sex by the female
As a male whiptail lizard; Sorry, the female of the species decided that the male was not needed and ate all of them and now reproduce parthenogenetically.
The worst nightmare for the male species is to be written off as useless, irrelevant and eradicated altogether, hence this KOLAVERI!!!