Why do I even have to say it?
A woman's body is not evil?
I mean, who said it was?
Well it started with the original Bible story in the Old Testament of Adam and Eve. As you may (or may not) know, the famous story is about how Adam blames Eve for his decision to eat the forbidden fruit. See... the original sin started with a woman, a sin she committed with her body... eating. The body doing evil originated with her, not Adam. Whether you believe in it literally or not, it's interesting, huh? It certainly sets the tone for how history would end up playing out.
Throughout history, throughout different cultures, "sins" committed with the body... were the woman's fault. Adulterous women were stoned to death, not adulterous men. Unwanted pregnancies, prostitution, and adultery, though all require two to tango ... women have been held responsible for the "evil".
Interestingly enough, the evil "sins" that women are held responsible for are all sexual in nature. Other sins such as lying or stealing, men and women were/are held to the same standard. It is ONLY for the sexual sins that women are primarily blamed for.
This is telling, folks. Think about it. Why aren't men as equally to blame for the same sin?
The answer: Power.
And I'm not talking about a man's power. A woman's body is powerful.
There's a reason why society (including men and women) blame the woman for sexual sins... her body is THAT powerful.
See, it's not just men who wanted to stone the adulterous woman and imprison the prostitutes. Trust me. How's that saying go?... "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." The scorned and jealous women wanted the women using their bodies punished too, not just the men.
See, this is not about blaming men. This isn't about blaming anyone.
It is to explain that your body is not evil, it is powerful.
It has the power to create and birth life, provide care and comfort, and quite frankly, bring men to their knees. That's powerful.
Your body is not evil. It's powerful.
I hope you'll come to live the truth of your power. I'm here to help you any way I can.
Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.