Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Speaking of snakes...

Do you know what's really haunting? There are tantric sex sites that teach women that being jealous of your male partner's sexual promiscuity is a bad thing and that we have to accept it (and be "good" meaning BE loving by acts of "love") or WE COULD GET SICK (or grow old too quickly--how do you like that?). Yes--apparently, jealousy is very bad for us (and they have a million reasons why on an esoteric level). I wish someone would please explain how we fell for this one. Of all preconceived notions in our great big shared world, I think this is by far the WORST idea to have germinated. I understand old cultures had to create myths to explain the unexplainable, perhaps to give their families a feeling of security (by creating evil images to ward off evil, etc). Those uses for myths, I can understand. But when a myth says a woman is a slave to her serpent master, I have a problem with that. Can we start discussing the relevance of these ideas today? How important is it to threaten a group of people with this idea that they have to suppress their true feelings for any reason except her feelings don't count? Can we say "creeps"?