Dark Christianity
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May 2008
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Missionaries of Misogyny

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]pretentioustfu) http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/africa/02/01/guinea.marriage.ap/index.html

So, we have a matriarchal society where women direct their own relationships, even proposing to men. Unfortunately, some people aren't comfortable with that at all, and can you guess who they are?

"When I get married it will be in a church, wearing a white dress and a veil," says 19-year-old Marisa de Pina, who strikes a modern pose under the blond grass of her family's hut, wearing tight Capri pants and sequined sandals.

She says the Protestant church she attends has taught her that it is men, not women, who should make the first move, and so she plans to wait for a man to approach her. To make her point, the teenager pops into her hut and returns holding a worn copy of the New Testament, its pages stuffed with Post-it notes, letters and business cards.


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