Thursday, June 23, 2005
Men, War and Religion
I was reading this article sometime back and it struck me that the two institutions men gaurd most zealously are those of the military and religion. Women in every part of the world are literally fighting for the right to fight alongside their male compatriots. In the same vein women of different faiths continue their struggle for greater participation in the business of God. Though nowehere is it more visible than in the Catholic world, but rest assured Muslim women are also equally vocal in their demands to pray along side their men (I am yet to see a Hindu women priestess though!). For women entry into these institutions is an issue of gender equality. So when some powerful men deny them the right women's rights groups throw a fit, bust a vien and go quite red in the face from anger. But is it possible that men don't want women in their army's or in their temples/churches/mosques etc. because women being smarter will figure out that for ages men have been using one to justify the other...that ultimately there might be peace and then no one would need either men of faith or men of strength!!!