Legend of a Gynarchic Goddess
Some women worship the Goddess of Woman’s Wrath. Others say she is a myth. Everyone agrees she embodies the heart of this world’s culture. Men have two choices: obedience or suffering.
It is said that in the days before history, women were the slaves of men. Women toiled in the fields and gratified male lust. Men treated women as servants.
Older women were cast aside so men could take younger lovers. Women were disposable.
Young boys were separated from women. Women might pollute a young male with weakness. He was to grow up to be a merciless warrior. His joy would be murder for profit. Killing others for booty.
Men joyed in combat. The most honored men were those who slaughtered the most enemies.
Most men died young. Women’s greater longevity was either proof of their inferiority or the darkness of female souls.
Men beat women. If a man had a headache, he would kick a woman in anger.
One man was greatly admired for his clever cruelty to women. His humiliating scenarios were envied and imitated.
Walking alone one evening, he found a sealed jar. He hoped it was wine.
When he broke the seal, the jar burst into flame. The wrathful Goddess emerged. She was fierce, more frightening than any male warrior.
She slew her liberator. A tiny residue of ashes was all that last of a famous warrior.
Swiftly all the other adult men died. Soon, only boys remained. Innocent of the wickedness of older men.
The Goddess taught women that they were the proper rulers of the world. Men should be their slaves. She promulgated the doctrines of female superiority and supremacy. The tenets that shaped today’s world.
The Goddess taught women how to make the most painful whips and floggers. Implements of female authority.
A palm-shaped paddle was to be the symbol of this revelation. Seeing it, men would remember their inferior place.
The legend concludes with the raising of a generation of submissive males. Men were taught obedience.
Males learned that punishment would follow misbehavior.
This may only be a fable. Perhaps, the source of female ascendancy is more complicated. No one knows. There is only the legend of the Goddess of Woman’s Wrath.