Sister attendants not able to give directions to a brother..Misogyny

by Theburstbubble 40 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Theburstbubble

    Ok so here's a new one to me. At our recent RC i was advised by a sister who was an attendant that they have been advised not to be able to give brothers directions as this should be dealt with by the brothers. Apparently at the pre-convention attendants meeting, the sisters were asked to stay behind. This was when they were given the news that the brothers should deal with brothers.

    A brother attendant also backed up the story as he was attending with a sister at the RC and didn't know of this new arrangement and had the embarrassing situation of a brother asking a sister for directions. The sister just looked at the brother and said 'I'm afraid i can't help you, you'll have to ask the brother who i'm attending with'.

    I have to say this is the strangest thing i have heard, what is the point of having sisters attending if they cannot speak to brothers...crazy.

  • Finkelstein

    Not surprising this religion has always been misogynistic.


    Misogyny (/mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/) is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. According to feminist theory, misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, belittling of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.[1][2] Misogyny can be found within many mythologies of the ancient world as well as various religions. In addition, various influential Western philosophers have been described as misogynistic.




    According to sociologist Allan G. Johnson, "misogyny is a cultural attitude of hatred for females because they are female." Johnson argues that:

    Misogyny .... is a central part of sexist prejudice and ideology and, as such, is an important basis for the oppression of females in male-dominated societies. Misogyny is manifested in many different ways, from jokes to pornography to violence to the self-contempt women may be taught to feel toward their own bodies.[4]

    Sociologist Michael Flood, at the University of Wollongong, defines misogyny as the hatred of women, and notes:

    Though most common in men, misogyny also exists in and is practiced by women against other women or even themselves. Misogyny functions as an ideology or belief system that has accompanied patriarchal, or male-dominated societies for thousands of years and continues to place women in subordinate positions with limited access to power and decision making. [...] Aristotle contended that women exist as natural deformities or imperfect males [...] Ever since, women in Western cultures have internalised their role as societal scapegoats, influenced in the twenty-first century by multimedia objectification of women with its culturally sanctioned self-loathing and fixations on plastic surgery, anorexia and bulimia.[5]

  • John Aquila
    John Aquila

    the embarrassing situation of a brother asking the sister for directions. The sister just looked at the brother and said 'I'm afraid i can't help you, you'll have to ask the brother who i'm attending with'.

    That's just crazy, no other way to explain it. Poor people.

  • Theburstbubble
    I hadn't put Misogyny in the title of this post but for some reason cannot take it out...maybe it was meant to stay there ha ha.
  • OneEyedJoe
    Women can be attendants? That's news to me. Or are we just talking about the contribution box babysitters?
  • Theburstbubble


    Yes they can be attendants (with brothers of course) at entrance ways etc to give information but not sure what their purpose is now though.

  • ShirleyW

    Hey that's progress ! Women can now be attendants, had no idea.

  • OneEyedJoe

    When did this happen? I haven't been out that long...

    I guess that's progress. Though I'm a bit torn, it's always much more validating when they double down on the stupid.

  • millie210

    I didnt realize women could be attendants until someone posted pictures here of assemblies in England using women attendants.

    Is this being done in other countries too?

  • Splash
    OneEyedJoe Women can be attendants?

    Well, sort of.

    They are not allowed to have an attendants badge and aren't allowed to wear an attendants hi-vis jacket, they have to wear a different coloured one.

    They do have to have all the same training however.

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