Skip to main content

The Double Standards Of The Catholic Church

I didn't think much could surprise me when it comes to peoples audacious actions and opinions then I came across an article on the Independent online which just made me soo angry!

The article was about a 9 year old Brazilian girl who was repeatedly raped by her stepfather; on top of this the poor girl fell pregnant with his twins. What is outraging about the story is that the Catholic Church are ex-communicating the child’s mother and doctor who supported and carried out the termination of the young girl's pregnancy, yet the paedophile rapist of a stepfather who is in police custody has been spared the church's judgement!

According to the church rep "the real problem is that the twins conceived were two innocent persons. Life must always be protected", that’s the real problem?! - Just gloss over the fact that a 9 year old girl has not just been sexually abused, it was by her parent who she would have trusted; not only is she likely to develop trust issues she also had to go through the trauma of having an abortion and now on top of that her faith is rejecting her....

This story makes me soo mad I can't even express my anger!

While I know to expect this sexist bakwards way of thinking from the Catholic Church, it is misogynistic that the church would recognise abortions as an unforgivable act of murder when it's a female only "crime".


Read article: Brazil rocked by abortion for 9 year old rape victim, 


Popular posts from this blog

Music Review: The Weeknd Trilogy

Rarely do I buy new music these days, with it being even more of a rarity that I buy music from male artists. Reason being that I just can not stomach the lies and hypocrisy commercially viable male solo artists spin with their predictable music and unoriginal public image clashing fiercely with the reality of their private lives.

With music today being so limited in the topics sung about and (in making myself sound old - which I'm not) the lack of experience, soul and true artistry in today's predominately young artists, I was surprised and delight to find out about Canadian singer The Weeknd. I'm told that this artist has actually been around for a while, though it is only now that The Weeknd's music is reaching commercial heights with the song Wicked Games played regularly on the radio. While I have liked the song since hearing it, it wasn't until I had seen its music video that I really became interested in what this young male solo artist has to offer.


Rise Of The Beta Male

Interesting article in last week’s Shortlist discussing the demise of the 'Alpha' male and rise of the 'Beta' male.
In a nutshell, the article was discussing recent culture changes in male behaviour and attitudes which has contributed to the emergence of the Beta male.
Beta males are smart sensitivity men who invest in their appearance, they are said to have turned their backs on the old Alpha male ways of male domination, aggression and exploitation, instead they embody intelligence, charisma and are liberal thinking. According to the article beta males are changing the way we do business!

I was pleased to see that the article had made a connection with this new male attitude and behaviour to the adaption (for the better) to the feminist movement and the study's of masculinity, since the process of women demanding and slowly achieving gender equality has encouraged many men to relieve themselves of the emotional castration once promoted as the alpha male image of…

Book Review: We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity

We Real Cool take's a deep look at black masculinity and offers up a fantastic critical analyst of the pros and cons of being a black male in the US.
Hooks acknowledges early in the book that as a female her view point on this subject maybe subjective, though We Real Cool is written with much intellect and heart. It is with great passion for her black males that Hooks writes with, saying that the lack of critical writings on the subject by black males was the catalysis for why she wrote the book.

The book is a real eye opener on the issues and daily assault out black males face and easily related to black males in the UK. Hooks dicusses black male incarceration, Hip-Hop & gang culture, black male misogyny and absentee fatherhood. As a female reader the book spoke volumes to me, and in usual fashion Hooks drew from her personal experiences and relationships with black males when writting the book. This not only helped draw parallels between the black males in my life (i.e. fat…