Letters & Opinion

We’re degrading Our Women

THE EDITOR:
Here is another topic for sounding off that would speak volumes on behalf of women, especially since we have all these topics of woman abuse.

Topic: Why in the world do we further degrade women, the unwed ones with children, by society describing her child’s father as her “baby daddy” because she is unwed. That is total disrespect to say the least. Once again America, which claims to lead the charge in fighting to protect people’s rights is guilty of leading the charge of further degrading women.

Had I grown up in a home with separated parents who were not married, I would be livid if someone asked my mom: “Is that your baby daddy”? in my presence. Rather than progress, we are hastily retreating backwards with our new laws and actions. We then wonder what is wrong with today’s kids. We are their teachers. That is who they learn from and without realizing it, we are scorning a woman and child in describing them in such manner.

Let us tackle this new problem in its infancy stage. Respect.

–Lucian Overseas

2 Comments

  1. I do not think it necessarily degrading to refer to the father of the child as ”Baby Daddy”. It is just like saying you ”Child’s father”.

    Now in terms of ranking females based on having children within a marriage or not (and similarly ranking children of such unions) this is nothing new and represent a bias which was openly put into effect within most public institutions based on European Christian male-centered ideas of morality and respectability. Up to a few decades ago females were penalized in the public sector, specifically the teaching service for getting pregnant out of wedlock. Similarly in the Catholic Church and in the official government records, children were classified as legitimate and illegitimate etc. The pervasiveness of these ideas help to account both for these specific discriminatory and sexist practices, and the general poor attitudes regarding these things in the wider public. The influence of these notions of morality, decency, respectability are often neglected when dealing with issues such as degradation of females etc.

  2. Lucian Overseas & NKRUMAH

    I thought the Lucian would have been annoyed by the terms mentioned by NKRUMAH, but none of these writers were conscious enough to see and address the root of disrespect of the woman, THE RELIGION OF WHITE SUPREMACY AND MISOGYNIST. We are taught that God CURSED the EVIL WOMAN and she is perpetually punished by God during pregnancy because it was the woman who caused Evil to enter the world when she caused the man to sin against God.

    How is it that people just beat around the bush and avoid the 800-pound gorilla in the room ; the religion of white supremacy and sexism? Remember, God is a Caucasian man who never wanted a daughter and had only one child a SON, because who needs a woman ? Just ask the perverted priest in the Catholic Church, who take a vow to never have sex with the evil woman – pedophillia is O.K. Now the Bible tells of the Evil Woman:
    ECCLESIASTES 25: THE EVIL WOMAN

    15. There is no head above the head of a serpent; and there is no wrath above the wrath of an enemy.

    16. I had rather dwell with a lion and a dragon, than to keep house with a wicked woman.

    17. The wickedness of a woman changeth her face, and darkeneth her countenance like sackcloth.

    18. Her husband shall sit among his neighbours; and when he heareth it shall sigh bitterly.

    19. All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman: let the portion of a sinner fall upon her.

    20. As the climbing up a sandy way is to the feet of the aged, so is a wife full of words to a quiet man.

    21. Stumble not at the beauty of a woman, and desire her not for pleasure.

    22. A woman, if she maintain her husband, is full of anger, impudence, and much reproach.

    23. A wicked woman abateth the courage, maketh an heavy countenance and a wounded heart: a woman that will not comfort her husband in distress maketh weak hands and feeble knees.

    24. Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die.

    25. Give the water no passage; neither a wicked woman liberty to gad abroad.

    26. If she go not as thou wouldest have her, cut her off from thy flesh, and give her a bill of divorce, and let her go.  

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