The Seeds of VAWA are as Old as the Misdeeds of Violent Womenby: Ray Blumhorst September 12, 2008
I just finished watching the opera, "Salome.," by Richard Strauss. http://tinyurl.com/5jlmo6
I've seen a far better French adaptation, in my opinion, but have not been able to find it. "Salome" reminded me that the seeds of VAWA are as old as the misdeeds of violent women. The murderously vicious and vengeful nature of certain members of womanhood are as obviously evident today, in actions carried out through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), as events set down in a story from over 2000 years ago.
In Strauss' operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play, Salome's advances are spurned by the "holy man," John the Baptist (Jochanaan in German). Whether that is an accurate depiction, or not, is a matter of debate, but the murderous vengeance of Salome is clearly set down in the Biblical record (New Testament) Matt. 14:1-13, and Mark 6:14-29. The Biblical narrative ascribes the primary vengeance motivation against John the Baptist as coming from Salome's mother (Herodias), because John the Baptist accuses Herodias and Herod of sexual sin.
The attractive, but vengeful Salome uses her femininity, her sexual power, to manipulate the men around her, to take revenge on John the Baptist for slights against herself, or her mother, or both. Through her murderous act of revenge she re-establishes, and/or reinforces, female power and control - "sexual" power.
The men surrounding Salome are able to be manipulated in a way that assists Salome in accomplishing her dastardly evil whims, and is very reminiscent of the way gender feminism has manipulated legislators, et. al., to establish and carry out evil acts of vengeance against innocent men, using the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Once VAWA was established it was used to train judges, prosecutors, police, and lawyers to establish and reinforce gender feminist power through atrocious acts of vengeance and abuse against all men. Even Journalism has often been employed by gender feminists to further their VAWA hate and vengeance campaign against innocent men, as we have seen in many misandrist, domestic violence stories in the mainstream media.
This revised print from the 19th century illustrates VAWA, as it barbarically functions today. The modern language, layered onto a depiction of a situation from over 2000 years ago, brings ancient events eerily into the 21st century, not solely in a metaphorical manner. The more things change the more they remain the same.
Yes, even murder of men has been accomplished in the name of the vile VAWA, and accomplices in high places have faced no reckoning for their complicity. With such lack of accountability, it often seems no price is too high for a man to pay for a slight (real, or imagined) against a woman, whether the story is over 2000 years old, or just a short time ago in a VAWA kangaroo court in America.