I was thinking all day about writing a response to this photo, but then my amazing husband wrote this on Facebook:
When did we decide it was ok to joke about our wives and daughters being gagged and bound?
When did we decide peace on Earth would come from silencing half of the world’s population?
When did we decide that Christmas (or for that matter anytime) was a good time to mock those we love?
When did we decide that “lighten up” or “it’s just a joke” were appropriate responses to those who were shocked by such a message of violence and forced submission?
Is it possible that it was all decided long ago?
Is it possible that these types of acts are manifestations of what has been simmering just below the surface all along?
Is it possible that our world still believes that it is all Eve’s fault?
All of it?
All the pain?
All the sorrow?
All the fighting?
All the disention?
All the frustration?
Is it possible that the world has passed this on to us?
And we believe it?
Is it possible?
Do we all really believe that?
And if we don’t, why do we keep hearing and seeing – and tolerating – messages that bound and gag our wives and daughters?