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The Ghost of Violet Socks sums up everything I’ve been trying to compose about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s latest efforts. I used to rather like the man.
And the Brits are no fucking better, Mr.-Archbishop-Eyebrows-who-can-wipe-my-ass. Hey, why not sharia law in Britain? Oh, but only for family matters, says Eyebrow Man, by which he means the entire spectrum of codified patriarchal abuse that governs women’s personal lives: divorce, marriage, custody, marital rape, marital beatings, financial support, “honor,” etc. Clearly His Very Reverend Eyebrows think it’s just peachy keen for women to be second-class citizens because after all, they’re not really human, are they? They’re just women. Eight hundred years of English jurisprudence and a modern European concept of civil rights are fine and dandy, but they do only apply to human beings. Which lets women right out.