Almost. Sometimes I think the whole damn world is running backward (like in that first Superman movie when the big guy reversed the earth’s rotation to get back to a time when he could save Lois Lane. Cuz she’d had a little accident and bitten the dust – and he had a bit of a crush on her).
There’s a nasty bit of 16th Century thinking in attitudes toward women among fundamentalist groups of all religions. We have become very familiar with its face in some Islamists. It’s rampant right in our own country – and downright dogma with certain Christian groups (see ‘The Family’ or C-Street). And now I see this remarkable headline at Jonathan Turley‘s blog:
The chief rabbi in the city of Holon, Avraham Yosef, has issued a religious decree banning women from driving — again bringing extremists in both Islam and Judaism to a mutually agreeable position with regard to women’s rights.