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Since, I’m both of the above, I was curious to click on this link on google, while checking out Vasanthi Sankaranarayan’s translation of Retelling of the Ramayana.

Apparently, someone had written something on Sita and the Sangh Parivar had to retaliate.

The Jaina and Buddhist hypocrisy is picked up by the selective scholars, researchers, bloggers etc.,
under the guise of feminism, women lib etc., throwing venom on “Sita”.
Really, it is not known why she has been targeted for more than 2500 years, or 3500 years according to different estimates.

I thought feminists were influenced by Virginia Woolf, Mary Wollstonecraft and the likes, but apparently we are influenced by Jains and Buddhists. The same site also states quite definitely that the Ramayana belongs to Treta Yuga and is dated as far back as 880,000 years in the past. Now how did Rama’s wife Sita get herself suddenly transported to 500 or 1,500 BC?

That such importance given to her, however shows her established status of chastity, ideal womanhood and model wife. It is unfortunate that only “Sita” is targeted – Why? Nowadays, certain women are coming out as “feminists”, but exhibiting perplexing characteristics, dispositions and expressions.

Well, patriarchy loves the three words – chastity, ideal womanhood and model wife and feminism has a lot of problem with the suppression, control and suspicion that ensures that women remain chaste, ideal and model wives. And I wonder what strange perplexing characteristics did the feminists he knew exhibit? Did they grow four heads and eight hands and attain feminine divinity?

They have also accused historian Romilla Thapar of falling for this Ramayana-bashing syndrome.

Recently, Paula Richman(editor)’s “Many Ramayanas” has been discussed in some forums, just to tarnish the image of Ramayana. Whenever Ramayana becomes popular, anti-Ramaya campaign would be triggered to counter it. It has to be pointed out that a woman-historian of stature – Romila Thapar has not been exception to this syndrome. This time, it was Karunamnidhi who initiated such activation through his famous questions of “Who is Rama? In which Engineering college he studied? And so on! Romila came out this time also, but only support Karunanidhi ideologically burying all her historical knowledge and expertise

Now if she had the xerox copy of Rama’s engineering college degree or his birth certificate, she wouldn’t have had her academic credentials questioned. And I know its hard to abuse someone coherently when ur angry, but the least they could have done was getting Karunanidhi’s name right.

But the Sangh Parivar does get some things absolutely right. The snide remarks about how our politicians have many binamies to enjoy their aggregated wealth hit the right chord with me. They seem to have taken pretty good pot-shots at the DMK, though they refer to it as the DK (must be a hangover from the last history class they attended in school).

The DK has tried its best, but it failed, because, their own leaders have only “exhibited the character” of “Ravana”. They have / had more than one wife one many wives with or without concubines. So not only Sita, Surpanaka, Mandodhari and other Ramayana or other women had / have to be afraid of them. And ironically, none of the wives or women of Black Parivar want their husbands or would-be’s to be “Ravanas”.

The article goes on to talk about how immoral feminists must feel inferior when thinking about someone as pure as Sita

Psychologically, their inferiority complex works opposite with superiority complex. They have only one agenda – attack, abuse or even blaspheme Ramayana, you get attention of all easily. But, they may or may not realize its seriousness. It is just like calling one’s own mother a prostitute (Though I am very sorry to use such expression, as otherwise, people understand only such language in some cases)

As to why feminists are so bad. They say, its because of

a) Love failure at school, college or neighbourhood levels

b) Pre-marital experiences from touching to sex levels affecting them psychologically after marriage or during intercourse with present husband

Note the word present. Its supposed to mean feminists will naturally have many husbands and they – the family moralists, are talking about the plight of the current one

c) Divorce, second marriage with children with indifference of the second husband

If the husband was indifferent, how did they get the kids in the first place? Our guru of Indian traditions and morality explains…

d) Divorce, second marriage without children, but husband living

e)Inter-caste marriage, clash of thinking, culture, etc

This is really disgusting. What do they mean? That all people are not equal? That some people have blue blood, others have red and yellow-coloured blood in their veins? How snobbish, castiest and disgusting!

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My dear right-minded feminists, I apologise for the use of the word “defense,” as it sounds a bit apologetic. But I guess this article is a reaction to every strange glance I get when I mention I’m a feminist.

People immediately assume I’m a rabid, fanatical, anti-male, hysterical female, who wears pants, smokes cigarettes and downs beer by the pint. I keep wondering, why there is such a negative image of feminists in general? And the even funnier thing is many fundementalists link feminism with immorality.

Recently, actor-director Nandita Das @ the Indo-Korean Film Festival in Chennai said, “If we didn’t have environmental degradation, we wouldn’t have environmental activists. If we did’nt have women who were facing domestic violence, discrimination and sexual harassment, we wouldn’t have feminists.”

I whole-heartedly agree with her statements. Feminism is all about equality.

And since many of us, still face discrimination, the need to identify with feminism is stronger.

So, this post is to state: Yes! I’m a feminist! And I’m not sorry if that puts ur nose out of joint.

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Wiki on Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson: Pat is a televangelist from the US. He is the founder of numerous organizations and corporations, including the American Centre for Law and Justice, Christian Broadcasting Network, the Christian Coalition, Flying Hospital, International Family Entertainment,Operation blessings. He is the host of The 700 Club, a Christian TV program airing on channels throughout the United States and on CBN affiliates worldwide.

The smart aleck wants to desist from making smart aleck remarks, because Pat’s comments are too sickening and are a class apart.

Pat on Feminists: “Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”

Pat on destruction of Christians: “It is the Congress, the media and homosexuals who want to destroy all Christians”

Pat on AIDS: “I know one man who was impotent who gave AIDS to his wife and the only thing they did was kiss”

The smart aleck: “I can’t make head or tail of it. Either Pat is supremely unaware of how people get infected by HIV or…..(Hell, I can’t say it in front of the kids)”

Pat on Satan: “I heard Satan say, “Jesus is playing you for a sucker”

Pat prays to keep Hurricane Gloria from hitting Virginia Beach: “It was ‘extremely important because I felt that if I couldn’t move a hurricane, I could hardly move a nation”

Pat on why New Orleans got flooded: “The flooding of New Orleans is a sign that God is tired of seeing his creation mocked by the Mardi Gras and its perverted display of debauchery and exposed breasts.”

Pat on Venezula President Hugo Chavez: “If he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it.”

Our crazy Pat: “I would warn Orlando that you’re right in the way of some serious hurricanes, … It’ll bring about terrorist bombs. It’ll bring earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor.”

The smart aleck: Now why doesn’t Pat start believing in ET, UFOs and Darth Vader?

Pat on Muslims: “Muslims want to rule the world. They want to take over the whole world. That’s their evil purpose . . . Most of them are very harsh. There’s no tenderness or love.”

Pat on Dover, after they voted Left: “If there is a disaster in your area, don’t turn to God, you just rejected him from your city. When you call God for help, it won’t come …because you voted him out.”

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I have recieved a number of nasty comments when I posted on certain aspects I did’nt like about the Dinakaran Ministry. The comments, which did not have *$&^#* filthy words, I have approved and posted.

Let me clarify. I am not a Hindu. Neither do I belong to the RSS, Bajrang Dal or Sangh Parivar.

Long long ago, when I was reading “Death of a Guru” by Rabi Maharaj, I came upon a passage. In that Rabi talks about how he became disgusted with one Hindu guru, who became richer and richer with his “Get rich” mantra. He used to tell his followers: “I will pray for you. Look how God has blessed me. He will bless you also if you do such and such pooja.” The people used to pay him huge sums for the pooja or the prayer. The net result was: The yogi became richer and richer, while his followers became poorer and poorer.

Moral of the story: Preachers are getting richers day by day. And it is no longer considered shameful if a preacher is a millionaire. He is apparently ‘blessed by God.’

This list contains details of property and money in the individual preacher’s name. It does not include the net asset worth of his/her ministry or churches.

A list of the millionaire preachers:

John Wesley – (As per today’s economy $ 1.4 million a year)

Benny Hinn – (multi-millionaire. Net assets worth $ 705 million)

Joyce Meyer – ($ 4.28 million corporate jet + $ 1.7 million worth houses. She also pays herself a salary of $ 2, 08,200 from the Joyce Meyer Ministry account)

Pat Robinson – ($ 11 billion net assets worth. He’s well known for his rabid and nasty attacks on homosexuals, Russians, Communists, feminists and the tax collectors)

Bill Creflo Dollar – (Like his name, Creflo preaches the “Get Rich” Chrisitian policy. His current earnings are $ 48 million)

Rory and Wendy – (The wonder couple on God TV, who weasle out donations for themselves and the other preachers on air. Net asset worth $ 36.5 million)

And since the details of the property of pastors in India is not made available to the public. We can only make surmises.

In India, politicians, film stars, industrialists or the sons of industrialists get kidnapped and a ransom is demanded.

Joining this elite league are our christian pastors. The last we heard, Pastor R Mohan’s junior-pastor-son Sam got kidnapped. When the kidnappers wanted money they took him straight to the nearest ATM centre. He withdrew 5 lakhs and got it back in a day’s time. A few strings were pulled, police took action and nabbed the culprits after seeing the ATM’s video footage.

There is also another story about people closely related to this pastor:

The story goes… junior-pastor does’nt believe in caste. His father does. So when junior fell in love with a Dalit Christian girl, the family steps up pressure and tells him his Christian duty as a son is to follow his father’s commandments. After 7 years of resisting, junior finally gives up. He said goodbye to his sweetheart and married a chaste girl from his caste that his parents had chosen for him.

Even now in Nagercoil, there are churches in which Dalits sit in the last rows, while the upper-caste Christians sit in front. When a Dailt pastor was buried in a church cemetry in Nagercoil in 1997, upper-caste people dug out his body and threw it on the road. They also conducted a ceremony later, to purify the graveyard off the Dailt pastor’s presence.

Where is Christ in all this? Christ- the friend of the prostitutes, tax collectors, Samaritans (untouchables in those days) & Romans?

Recently, Deccan Chronicle had carried a report in which 70 Dalit Christians converted back to Hinduism, because of the caste discrimination they were facing from upper-caste Christians. What hopes, those people would have had when they converted to Christianity. They must have read about Christ’s life and felt the Christian way of life meant equality for all. When they learnt the theory and the practise are different …I guess they decided to go back to Hinduism.

Rachel Chitra

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Wiki on Phyllis Schlafly: Phyllis is an American conservative political activist, who has led an active life opposing feminists and Communists (she also believes the two are mutually exclusive). Most of her views remind me of Mr Collins from Pride and Prejudice. And Here we go! Profiling the quotes of someone with a lot of pride and prejudice against everyone who is not a Christian, not a homemaker, not a homeschooler and not a pro-life activist. Ladies and Gentlemen, We give you the original Mrs Phyllis Sclhafly:

Mrs Phyllis Sclafly: “Much of the demand for women in combat comes from female officers who are eager for medals and promotions.”

The smart aleck: “Why would more women in the army mean more medals and promotions for women? Maybe with people like Phyllis around, the army considers women getting in itself an achievement and a cause for celebration by handing around medals and promos.”

Mrs Phyllis Sclafly: “What I am defending is the real rights of women. A woman should have the right to be in the home as a wife and mother.”

The smart aleck: “Its a tough lookout for feminists allright. With Phyllis getting more and more popular looks like a lot of people want women barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen.”

Mrs Phyllis Sclafly: “The worst censors are those prohibiting criticism of the theory of evolution in the classroom.”

The smart aleck: So quit monkeying around with Charles Darwin kids! Man’s cousin is not the monkey. Everyone take your original King James version of the Bible and start by-hearting stuff about how God pulled off creating the wide, wide world in six days flat.

Mrs Phyllis Sclafly: “Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women”

The smart aleck: Right! So listen women if anyone flirts, whistles or tries to get physical with us its all our fault. Because according to Phyllis, working women don’t have any morals thats why men try to hit on them.

Mrs Phyllis Sclafly: Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions”

The smart aleck: Well, we seem to have missed out on that particular party.

Mrs Phyllis Sclafly: When will men learn how to stand up to the nagging by the intolerant, uncivil feminists whose sport is to humiliate men?”

The smart aleck: “Hey! She’s talking about Adam teasing. Ok girls, gear up your socks. We’ll turn the tables on the eve-teasers.”

And for more fun and for reading stuff that makes ur blood boil, pl log on to

http://www.phyllisschlafly.com/

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