I saw a post on Facebook being shared by some of my friends with cries such as “Amen” and “Well said”. I’ve posted the whole thing at the bottom of this post but the gist of it was: God made valuable things like diamonds and gold hard to find. You should bury your jewels and attract only legal miners. If you put your jewels on the surface, you’ll attract illegal miners and get illegally mined.
Can we just pause there to take that in?
If you put your jewels on the surface, if you wear skimpy clothes, you will attract rapists and you will get raped.
No mention of that being anyone’s fault but yours. No mention of that being the fault of the “illegal miner”. No, no. If you wear skimpy clothes you will get raped. End of.
Then there was this sentence: First, they will contact your government (family), sign professional contracts (wedding) and mine you professionally( legal marriage).
There’s a pretty significant part of that equation missing. A little thing I like to call consent.
When are we going to accept, as a society, that shit like this is not religious. It is not a message from God. It is not even pro-God as I don’t recall God deciding diamonds and gold would be valuable, and I’m pretty sure God didn’t make us with clothes on.
It is rape culture.
It is rape culture parading as a religious message of self worth.
If you value yourself and your body you will hide it. If you don’t hide it, you will get raped. And you will deserve it because you didn’t have enough self worth.
Yes, you should value your body. It’s an amazing thing and it’s a gift. You should look after it, keep it valued and not hand it out to everyone.
But that’s not what this message says. This message is a warning: Wear revealing clothes and you will get raped. And you will have been asking for it.
That, my friends, is rape culture.
And it has to stop.
Do you see these messages in your news feed? Do you agree with what they’re saying?
Two young ladies arrived to a meeting wearing clothes that were quite revealing their body parts. Here is what the Chairman told them: He took a good look at them and made them sit. Then he said something that, they might never forget for the rest of their lives.
He looked at them straight in the eyes and said; “ladies, everything that God has valuable in this world is well covered and hard to see, find or get.
1. Where do you find DIAMONDS? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.
2. Where do you find PEARLS? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.
3. Where do you find GOLD? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers of rock and to get them, you have to work hard & dig deep down to get them.
He looked at them with serious eyes and said;
“Your body is sacred & unique” You are far more precious than gold, diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too. So he added that, “If you keep your treasured mineral just like gold, diamond and pearls, deeply covered up, a reputable mining organization with the requisite machinery will fly down and conduct years of extensive exploration.”
Then he said, “First, they will contact your government (family), sign professional contracts (wedding) and mine you professionally( legal marriage). But if you leave your precious minerals uncovered on the surface of the earth, you always attract a lot of illegal miners to come and mine you illegally. Everybody will just pick up their crude instruments and just have a dig on you just freely like that. So, keep your bodies deeply covered so that it invite professional miners to chase you