A new federal criminal complaint alleges that women were forced to be “slaves” to Keith Raniere, the controversial self-help group’s co-founder.
This is the first time I’ve heard of this and am shocked and sincerely sad. The thing that gets me is that NXIVM’s purpose is to —
The document also states that NXIVM’s course teachings advocate that men must have “multiple sexual partners” while women must be monogamous, and that DOS strives to help women overcome their “inherent weaknesses” and “overemotional natures.”
“Inherent weaknesses”? “Overemotional natures”? There seems to be such a huge problem with how women view themselves. There are some facts about womanhood that cannot be denied: Women are physically weaker than men. This is a fact. Women are very emotional creatures because we are usually the main caregivers to the family and others. This is a fact, also. There is nothing wrong with this, people! Get a grip and grow up! Accept your female femininity and be the strong woman you are!
This doesn’t mean to be subservient to a man, but his partner, his equal. This doesn’t mean trying to be emotionless and completely logical. Women do not need to be ‘just like men’ because we simply aren’t men. We are strong, sometimes stronger than some of our male contemporaries emotionally and we endure pain better because we are the child-bearer of the pairings.
It is OK to be a woman with all our personal faults and baggage and be feminine, strong, and loving.
This makes me so very sad.