While I understand the downvotes this answer to Feminist's claim that the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata were written by male writers has received, I don't understand why the answer has been flagged as offensive and deleted. Personally, I think this is abuse of flagging privileges. Is there a way to undelete this answer?
This is what the answer stated before it was flagged and deleted:
[How do you go about refuting a feminist's (male or female) claim that the Vedas, epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata were authored by male persons?]
You don't. There's no reason to refute them because there's nothing wrong with men writing these scriptures or what is written. Women are called evil and less intelligent in not just Hinduism, but just about every religion on the planet. Women have invented or made almost nothing in the world. They have made almost no great contribution to anything.
The speaker in this YouTube video jokingly points out that Sita could have very well asked Rama to accompany her into the fire to prove together that their sanctity is intact.
He went to rescue her, not the other way around. He risked his life dozens of times and defeated Ravan's army for her, not the other way around. And anyway this is not a game of equality. Women are of lower birth and they must serve their husbands. They have to act as per the wishes of their husband. Even goddesses are serving gods.
See how she's pressing his feet? That's how a woman should be. In fact, Shiv Puraan (Rudra Samhita 54) goes further into this:
- 19. Even when beaten by him she shall remain glad and say "I may even be killed, O lord, Be kind to me."
- 25. If a woman wants holy water she shall drink the same with which her husband's feet have been washed. All holy rivers are present in that water.
Feminists are atheists/liberals and western men are complaining that their rights have been taken away - that they are being discriminated against and abused in society by women who are favored in every situation. Western families are almost dead. Their whole society is full of old people because men are running away from women. Men are even scared to be alone with women in office spaces. Western society is dying because of atheism.
Considering this a Q&A site created for a religion, are users not allowed to take extreme conservative positions like the above and believe in literal interpretation of scriptures? Are other established users on the site going to dictate what positions other users should take on any particular issue?
A moderator left a comment under one of the answers by the same user reminding him of the Code of Conduct but does CoC really apply in this case? Was this comment really necessary? Is the mod suggesting that the user change his views about women and rewrite his answers?
Though your answers are citing scriptures and your interpretation may also be ok but it sounds that most of your answers are just demeaning particular gender. Read the code of conduct. We should respect all. – Pandya♦ 2 hours ago
@Pandya The problem is not with his answers, he's simply agreeing with and reiterating just what some scriptures say. I don't think CoC applies in this case. The question itself was, "Why do scriptures degrade women?", so philosophically one can take the extreme position that scriptures in fact degrade women due to their nature (as described in scripture). – sv. 2 hours ago
PS. Since the user is new and may not be aware of the presence of meta, I'm arguing on his behalf.