It is pretty vengeful to punish all women for all time because one of them disobeyed first and pretty cruel to make it eternal subordination. And as I said, Adam may well be as clueless and punished as Eve, but he still gets to rule. And if you ever met a man who would prefer that women rule them privately and in all public arenas and prevent them from being educated and deny them the vote or any participation in governing and require them to limit themselves to one only way of living and accept beatings from them if they fail to please, let me know.
What is confusing about that?
>>> Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> 11/1/2007 4:37 AM >>>
From: "Nancy Gish" <[log in to unmask]>
> [This is the beginning of the direct assertion of male control. So the
authors who wrote it down imagined a vengeful and rather pointlessly cruel
god who created an eternal system of subjection because Eve did it first.]
How is He vengeful and pointlessly cruel when He warned
them not to eat of the tree?
Adam's punishment it would seem, is to have to rule over Eve (and work)
Doesn't look like he had much choice in the matter, either.