Rewrite Misogynistic History

“Men write the history books,” she added neutrally. “So naturally their take on it was that Morgan was this wicked terrible evil witch who destroyed Arthur because she could. But that’s not true at all.” Quote from “Derik’s Bane” by Mary Janice Davidson.

I’ve thought about how women are portrayed in history, a history written by men from their point of view. Especially when it comes to anything from the Bible. Women don’t even start out as something human in that book. To me it reads like science fiction in spots. We have discovered so many things that (to me at least) have proven the theory of evolution. Women were not created from a rib taken from a man. From there you should read everything else with the knowledge that the point of view is skewed.

Were the men who wrote about our history and our heritage anti-women (misogynistic even)? Some may have been. Most were just going with the common idea that women were not important. So, as women, we won’t ever know about the women we could have admired in our past. Even those who do make it into recorded history are not given the same respect men were. They are judged in a different light. Rather than being seen as strong, they are wicked. Rather than being seen as sensual they are slutty. It goes on.

From L. Ron Hubbard:

“A society in which women are taught anything but the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out.”

“The historian can peg the point where a society begins its sharpest decline at the instant when women begin to take part, on an equal footing with men, in political and business affairs, since this means that the men are decadent and the women are no longer women. This is not a sermon on the role or position of women; it is a statement of bald and basic fact.”

The opinion formed about women carries on even into modern times, usually based on the older opinions passed down to each generation from historical texts, the Bible being one.

Think of an event or a woman in history and rewrite her story. Research some history to get the details and then consider how her story could be seen differently if it wasn’t judged by old/ male standards.

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