Angels, Witches, Bitches, Faggots, Superman, Criminals…..

STEREOTYPE definition:

noun 1 a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing .• a person or thing that conforms to such an image : don’t treat anyone as a stereotype.2 a relief printing plate cast in a mold made from composed type or an original plate.

Webster’s definition of stereotype includes critical judgment lacking originality.

GENERALLY SPEAKING, The very old stereotypes and cultural imagery of angels, witches and bitches {as well as the real live people who believe in and act out these traditional stereotypes today as if angels, witches, bitches are real entities and/including unquestionable religious-spiritual mythology with the literal beliefs in angels, and other beings like devils as invisible beings)}  (all this) are following a skewed, distorted tradition born of previous generations of domestic violence who had no outlet otherwise to address domestic violence. Let me explain.

(The invisible beings, in part, always had, and still do,  a tradition of actually being responsible for both the solutions and problems caused by domestic violence on earth while domestic violence was perceived as normal behavior unaddressed as the behavior problems of real people being violent towards each other and treating each other badly.)

Remember, domestic violence wasn’t a concept and wasn’t real but witches, bitches and angels were. So bringing domestic violence into the reality of human lives diminishes the need for angels, witches and bitches explanations.

In effect,  this is all part of the history and inheritance of domestic violence which was created by childish yet pure unadulterated name calling, now inherited stereotypes, and scapegoating (part of abuse) of humans; originally created historically by abusive, disrespectful men about women with no social power alongside of fictitous ideas of man’s superiority as authority over women and their social power; with man as human standard for mankind and other beings classifed as not real man-human.

This historical view is lacking both awareness and tolerance of women as people with needs unto themselves, with human flaws, as opposed to men who, by legendary nature, can’t be or are usually not angels, witches or bitches at all – because they are, ahem, humans.  Boys will be boys. A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.  A angry woman is a bitch. Man is not a real man if he is a bitch or anything else categorized for lesser or non-man/women. (Yes, there are contradictions in these stereotypical beliefs. I’m just reporting them.) But historically, Man can be angry and violent and he’s not a bitch for it. That was reserved for the word bastard – a child, not a man, without a family.

Some of this translates into… Men in Family as acceptable as human with some slight alignment to being God, the stereotype – which I’ll touch on later. Just watch any old tv programs and movies on any given day to see this in our inherited cultural stories then find old news clips and see the same thing in stories as News stories being reported on top of the actual people stereotyped in film clips who are acting out their belief systems of humans based on following the same ideas and stories about people. If you feel real adventurous and courageous with a bit of an open mind, you can also look into the cultural stories and find old footage of literature, psychology, science, medicine and religion too.  Yes, it’s our deeply layered, inherited rampant stereotypes, cultural environment and belief system about humans. Specifically here, I address angels, witches and bitches within the larger cultural environment.

Okay…exceptions to this general description that I just gave do exist. I’ll address some of  them. Men have similar cultural stereotypical pressures of being a Real Man,  god, superman, and sometimes, not criminal or being criminal but these stereotypes (except for Real Man), historically, aren’t used in the context of intimate relationships as angels, witches and bitches are. No, they are busy in other locations in our world usually fighting other groups of men. Criminals hardly ever encounter and mess with witches or bitches and their power, except for one story line in which criminals kill bitches all the time.

Historically, Witches and Bitches, no matter their powers, never, or rarely, brought down the bad guys as in fighting crime like Superman nor did they challenge God’s powers or messed with major governments. It took a new creature Superwoman to do that and bringing the Goddess out of cult status or Mother/Woman as God in some cases as different spiritual belief or either merged with as invisible, or same as or competing with God as only Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Are you following this?  Mother as God competing, at war, with Father as God….where are the stories? There is no coincidence about our cultural stories about mothers and fathers and domestic violence and the problematic, untold, disconnected, traditional stories of our Gods/a lack of Goddesses or the dominant one being Father in charge. (So many books to write here.)

Nonetheless, Debates go on every day as if all these stereotypes and the stories of power and wars and fighting are Real. Real born FROM the stories of the fighting of these stereotypes as our cultural history; born from real people and real events as a result of acting on them.

At the same time, a mass epidemic in which people are fighting for their basic human needs, especially to be loved, unshamed for their flaws and seen as full human beings with the potential of nothing more or less than being human. I’m suggesting that getting out of our stories and stereotypes and accepting ourselves as full humans that need to learn non-violent conflict resolutions is not only possible and productive. It is very real and virtually non-existent in our cultural stories. So we need to create it.

But back to the stereotypes…. historically, Witches usually only messed with the good, regular men at home like Tony Nelson and Darrin Stephens as Jeanie and Samantha did. The powers of witches were never explainable or comprehensible for even the most intelligent, scientific minds that could figure out how to get to the moon. One possible reason for this is that domestic violence and keeping women in the home, penniless, was normal and under those conditions keeping women a mystery served the purpose. Also, That’s because the stereotype of witches actually comes from our cultural religions and our beliefs about power that were not part of science exploration didn’t. Even social science thought women and mothers weren’t an important subject to cover.  But the stereotype of witch was still, for years, (even when no real people were hanged for being witches) used as an icon that to fear the power of this woman and to warn women to fear powers within themselves and how they should behave as good, beautiful women otherwise they were entering into the traditional domestic war that was male only territory where God is master who fights with all lesser, inferior devil beings and saves the good human ones. Angels help but are stereotypically non-violent. The message: don’t fight with men or treat them as enemies. In domestic violence cases, this sometimes answers part of the question why did she stay?

Now, Faggots, historically, in some ways do fall into the the context of intimate relationship conflicts and threats, largely as totally unacceptable human beings not suppose to exist that real men were/are set on destroying and the character was only for men who weren’t following the script for being a Man and all the other stereotypes. In some ways, it was an internal conflict about Men and their power too.

I’ve see this same pattern mutating over the last 20 years as the newer development of men now being called bitches functions similar to the stereotype faggots which was never the case previously. Faggots deserve to be killed, so goes the traditional thinking. Bitches deserve punishments or beatings. Witches deserve to be killed. Bitches, like Faggots, had something to do with being like women. This was done mostly through stereotyping the human form into being lesser in character, humanness and social position of power – against the power of Man. Actually anything classified as non-man and less than man was placed in the category with women, as less than real men, rejected and not allowed to function in the *real* world of important Real men who have jobs of creating, controlling and running the world.

On the subject of creating, controlling and running the world, you can’t help but run into the mythology of God as stereotypical old man who supposedly did just that and still does do this most important and most powerful work and most powerful beings.

Women, as non-violent angels, bitches and witches did not and do not. According to tradition, Faggots and Bitches as men need to be eliminated as part of the creating, controlling and running of the world properly, according to the script of the historical stories told by Men.

Usually Men are stereotyped as God, not angels, which falls on old men with the white beards, of course.  But younger men are born into the category of the stereotype of God by being Man and therefore the God stereotype is a part of being man no matter what age. The stereotype of Man itself, well, that’s another book. Traditionally in Eurocentric beliefs, Women are not stereotyped as God. Maybe God’s mother but not God in the realm of homemaker and wife in intimate relationship conflicts. Man as authority as aligned with God was and for many, still is considered the ultimate authority. God created the moral family relationships and no one was suppose to mess with this divine family arrangement. Of course, that leads us into the stereotype of Feminist who was another stereotype that did just that. She messed with the traditional stereotypical family in ways that transcended all the others. She also stood up and started saving women from being killed in such families. Feminist stereotypes arose in society as  man-hating, child-killing, family destroying and unGODly, unnatural woman. Ironically, this stereotypical woman was in conflict with all the other stereotypes already in place yet she also encompasses many of the older woman stereotypes in her being as well. In other words, she wasn’t the same as a witch, bitch, whore or angel, but she was a bitch, witch, superwoman, career woman all in one.

Other exceptions do include the latest developments in the creation of other stereotypical images about humans. With domestic violence, the battered woman and the abuser are stereotypes serving the latest stories in domestic violence which are replacing the old stereotypes. Man as abuser falls into criminal status and victim falls into stereotype of battered woman, and upon escape and success, survivor.  It’s important to note that people who experience domestic violence are individuals but once a story has moved to a sort of template story we’ve lost the individual stories to stereotypical ones; which is often how abusers and victims are now perceived – no matter individual varieties.

For now, suffice to say, as a older woman now and once a young girl having been subjected to the cultural pressures and believing in these things; of being an angel (a category that goes beyond being a real human) and pressured to not be a witch and bitch. I now prefer to just be seen as fully human and be treated as such without all the stereotypes. Like stereotypes of blacks in the 60’s, the stereotypes of women have yet to loosen their grip on women’s lives and work against all harmonious relationships as do the stereotypes of any one else, including men. I ask everyone to consider the stereotypes you may be unconsciously using and to consider the potentiality for humans if we were freed from stereotypes and the behaviorism that goes along with that. Wow….maybe there would be an increase of love as we accept each other as humans….and the violence might stop.

And for my female sisters, Let’s get rid of the mythology of angels, bitches and witches….and classify women as actually human instead. Oh, in case, anyone hasn’t got this. It’s, like, OKAY, to be human. It’s actually really a good thing, but can be tremendously much better for everyone when the violence we inherited stops. It begins with how we think of one another.

Now…I still can enjoy the  joke that prompted this post simply because it messes with the stereotypes.

Women are Angels and when someone breaks our wings we
simply continue to fly…on a broomstick. We are flexible like that
… Keep posting this girls!

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