Terrorist War On Women and Girls
Why would terrorists target girls and mothers?
You’ve surely heard of the ISIS attack at Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” concert in Manchester, England.
“Dangerous Woman” — an anthem of female empowerment. Scary stuff to male-supremests.
The intended victims were teen girls — average age around 14, guessed one concert-goer. They were attacked as they clutched pink balloons that had been dropped earlier from the rafters.
The bomb detonated somewhere between the concert venue and Victoria Station — named for the beloved matriarch Queen Victoria.
Twenty-two died. Many more were injured.
The war on women: Malala, Witch hunts, Christian Fundamentalists
The war on women has a long history.
Powerful women have long been feared by patriarchal societies that favor men and masculinity.
Malala was shot point blank by the Taliban in a move to halt girls’ education. But she survived and the attack only strengthened her cause.
It was a holocaust of women.
And American religious fundamentalists today stage their own war on women, attacking our health, our rights and our autonomy.
Planned Parenthood, which provides care to 1 in 5 American women, is a perennial target of attack. And our fundamentalist-inspired Republican administration eliminated guaranteed insurance coverage for maternity care and mammograms, too. But Viagra is covered.
Now many more women will die of breast and cervical cancer or complications from high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. Some will die from having too many babies or from lacking prenatal care. Other desperate girls and women will die from trying to abort an unwanted pregnancy all by themselves.
And without contraception, more women will grow dependent on male partners, it is hoped.
Patriarchal death cults vs matriarchal life cults
Early patriarchies were marked by an obsession with death. Their gods were war gods and they worshipped weapons like Excalibur and Thor’s hammer.
But matriarchies — which were actually gender-equal, not female dominant — favored fertility and life. They valued girls and the women they would become.
They celebrated goddesses of fertility and motherhood, goddesses like Isis — so different from the death cult of ISIS who has been ironically slapped with the name of a pagan goddess.
No wonder patriarchal terrorists target girls and mothers.
Posted on May 24, 2017, in sexism, violence against women and tagged Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman”, ISIS, Patriarchal death cults vs matriarchal life cults, terrorist attack in Manchester England, Why would ISIS target girls and mothers?. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.