The Never Ending War Against Females Part 2

Boko Haram Kidnapping, Child Brides, Female Genital Mutilation

The Never Ending War Against Females Part 2

By N Oji Mzilikazi

Originally appeared in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 24, Number 10 May 15, 2014

In face of the awesomeness and majesty of the universe and the finiteness of man, religion as a system of unquestionable faith was birthed to motivate, sustain, make sense of life, and to control society, maintain personal and public order.

Religion became the great unifier — the culture and politics of the tribe, the state religion. However, its “divine” laws, rules, and doctrines disproportionally disadvantage, oppress and exploit females, keep females under the permanent heel of patriarchy…