From: userisra@mts.ucs.ualberta.ca (Mark Israel)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: L. Ron Hubbard was an egregious sexist.
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Date: 8 Aug 91 06:41:16 GMT
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In article <tiff.679946085@oahu>, tiff@oahu.cs.ucla.edu (Tiffany Frazier) very astutely observes: > I know *nothing* about Scientology, but I carefully read each of > these "tenets" (if that is the appropriate word?)... and noted a > curious lack of mention of the female half of the population? > Why is "sex" not included in the first tenet? It seems to me that > these tenets, as written, pointedly exclude women.


In articles <1991Jul22.175707.17047@cadence.com> and <1991Jul24.170241.22922@cadence.com>, deej@cds8613.Cadence.COM (Jim Howard) writes: > Women have the same rights as men within Scientology.... There do not > need to be any Amendments to state this, as it has always been this way.

In article <17181@life.ai.mit.edu>, whatis@pogo.gnu.ai.mit.edu (Steve Boswell) writes: > I have never even seen a HINT of discrimination.

In article <4744@beguine.UUCP>, Elizabeth.Mccoy@bbs.oit.unc.edu (Elizabeth Mccoy) writes: > As far as I know, the only silly woman-based recommendation that LRH > ever promoted (though not as one of the religious texts) was the silly > notion that women shouldn't breast-feed....

************************************************************************** Jim, Steve, and Elizabeth have evidently overlooked the following passage in L. Ron Hubbard's book _Scientology: A New Slant on Life_ (1965), Chapter 9 "A Woman's Creativity", page 52 in my copy:

"... a society in which women are taught _anything but_ [Hubbard's italics] the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out. "The historian can peg the point where a society begins its sharpest decline at the instant when women begin to take part, on an equal footing with men, in political and business affairs, since this means that the men are decadent and the women are no longer women. "This is not a sermon on the role or position of women; it is a statement of bald and basic fact."

I'm quoting somewhat out of context (the chapter as a whole is in praise of women's social role); but it's nonetheless clear that L. Ron Hubbard was an egregious sexist.

Mark Israel I have heard the Wobble! userisra@mts.ucs.ualberta.ca

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