Wednesday, April 29, 2009


It is difficult to know where to begin, so breathtakingly perverse is this letter from yesterday's Guardian. Pray for the poor woman.

So "faith" schools (ie schools with "values", unlike other, "faithless" schools without "values") are going to be allowed to line up alongside the BNP in promoting homophobia and marriage.

Faith schools will be left free to defy the work of safe sex campaigners; to promote marriage as a desirable zone of unprotected sex (denying actual evidence to the contrary); thereby reinforcing the low human and social status of girls, women and children, and the longheld belief that these lives matter less than protecting religious orthodoxies or offending powerful men.

In the 21st century, the enduring patriarchal power behind the linked projects of misogyny and homophobia (rooted in and promulgated by religions), designed to corral and manage our sexuality and life force within traditional marriage as a disciplinary institution (or celibacy), is being given a pass to carry on "disciplining" and corrupting children's minds and promise.

And this on the day Harriet Harman's equality bill is announced. Time for some joined-up thinking. Time for an outcry.
Val Walsh

Sedes sapientiae, ora pro nobis!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deary me!

4:42 PM  
Blogger dillydaydream said...

"Safe Sex Campaigners" should be sued under the Trades Descriptions Act, because their products and services don't work. They are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard when put into practice by 14 year olds. I witness the effects of this daily as I work in a school.

Jackie - aren't you too patriarchally oppressed to be spending good procreation time on blogs? Are you raising your consciousness on the quiet? Anyway, I must dash - and plan my next brainwashing lessons, while tackling my ironing pile.

4:45 PM  
Blogger Catholics said...

I got thrown out a social sciences class once for taking on a lecturer who spouted all this stuff.

All I did was ask her to draw a line on the whiteboard and on one side list what she knew for sure about Catholic Schools / The Faith, and on the other write what she thought she knew about it all.

I then offered to tell her on what points she was correct / incorrect.

Never ever did i feel so blessed in failing an assignment!


12:24 PM  
Blogger leutgeb said...

She doesn't offer what her alternative utopian vision is.

Too much madness in one letter.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Where to begin" is right. You would have to start way, down deep in the fundamentals and work your way up. Might take a year or two.

11:01 PM  

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