How To Fight Misogyny In Society

This is a response to a story that caused quite a stir on social media recently. The story involves the moral ideologies that regulate human behavior and the corrupt systems that maintain them. The story also highlights the failures of the religious systems that were developed to train people to manage their behavior. Our aim here is to teach women how to fight misogyny in society.

Being happy and fortunate to live in an age where she feels free to express her self-claimed Human Rights, Ugandan Law student, Joaninne Nanyange, took to Facebook recently to vent her humiliation at being barred from her Law classes over wearing indecently short Skirts to class. She posted an extended rant about having to endure the unjust patriarchal slant of Ugandan society as well as the inability of her male classmates to control their sexual desires at seeing her legs.

She also posted a picture of the outfit that officials at her school said was unfit. Like most of the dozens of responders to her post, I did not see a problem with her outfit. What that says to me is that most of the men in Ugandan society must have weak Consciences. In actuality, Ugandan men are not unique in that respect as most men in the world are the same. Some societies simply have stronger Laws and Human Rights codes to deal with sexual harassment.

The human Brain works through the stimulation of our Senses to release pleasure chemicals that facilitate happiness. Sexuality is an essential aspect of human nature therefore it is no coincidence that sex produces our highest level of natural pleasure. Life uses sex for one basic purpose, reproduction, but humans use it for added pleasure and happiness. It is only our Conscience that manages when, where, and how we engage in sex.

Morals are products of our Conscience. The grouping of morals into a system that can regulate human Consciousness is known as a Religion. When a man cannot control his Sexual Desires his belief in his Religion is weak. In such cases his willingness to act on his feelings will depend solely on the weight of the consequences of his actions as dictated by the society he lives in. Unfortunately, misogyny will always exist in societies built on corrupt Patriarchal systems.

There is a way that Joaninne Nanyange and all women can fight misogyny and the inequities of patriarchal societies. They can begin by recognizing and working for Life instead of Humanity. Aside from the Great Spirit of the universe, Life is the next most powerful supernatural force. Although Life cannot perform miracles Life can help us but only when we know how to work with it.

Life helps us when we learn to help ourselves because we are Life in the process of becoming self-aware. Recognizing a problem in society is only the beginning of being able to redirect the collective consciousness of Life. First, Joanne will have to use her education and influence to mobilize like-minded individuals in her community.

She must then Target the Conscienc of the men in her society. How? Be creative. Conscience produces many biproduct emotions, one of which is Empathy. She will get a lot of push back because most people are resistant to change in any form. However, with her persistence as an advocate for women’s rights she will incourage her society to implement laws to protect women.

The instinctive directive of Life toward sexual engagement between the sexes can be managed. It just takes willing participants and recognition that we have the ability to create our own reality.

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