Quote by Robin Morgan
Although every organized patriarchal religion works overtime to contribute its own brand of misogyny to the myth of woman-hate, woman-fear, and woman-evil, the Roman Catholic Church also carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion, and by its use of skillful and wealthy lobbies to prevent legislative change. It is an obscenity -- an all-male hierarchy, celibate or not, that presumes to rule on the lives and bodies of millions of women.
This quote criticizes the patriarchal nature of organized religions, particularly the Roman Catholic Church, and its impact on women's lives. It acknowledges the Church's contribution to misogyny and the perpetuation of negative attitudes towards women. The author specifically focuses on the Church's stance against birth control and abortion, which have significant consequences for women. They denounce the authority and power wielded by an exclusively male hierarchy that interferes in the personal choices and autonomy of millions of women. In essence, the quote condemns the Church's role in restricting women's rights and considers it an obscenity.
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