William Ross Wallace (1819 - May 5, 1881), American poet, wrote, "Rainbows evermore are hurled; For the hand that rocks the cradle". According to Wallace it is the mother's hand that rules the world. Well, does this include the criminals ruling the world, or corporate CEOs who stick to 'End-justifies-the-means axiom'? Anyway, who is the woman in the saying: 'Behind Every Successful Man, There is A Woman'?
Categorically speaking, all mothers share the same responsibilities: a noisy wedding ritual, carrying a baby in the womb for weeks, suffering a painful delivery, nursing the baby, giving up all pre-marital pleasures, cleaning and protecting the infant, exercising absolute patience, teaching their offspring discipline as well as safety, and finally preparing them for a gruesome life?
According to anthropologists a mother is associated with warmth, comfort and release of some tensions. Some psychologists believe an infant's personality is formed at this stage, affected by elements of culture and physical environment. Anthropologists believe that inherited biological factors do have a great role in personality formation. In other words, a baby's personality can be compared to a formatted blank diskette; it develops through interaction with three contributing factors: physical, social and cultural environment. For instance, is the child nursed whenever it cries, or fed at specified hours? Is the child swaddled in order to straighten the infants' legs, for several months?
Swaddling has been around since 4000 B.C. Well, New Testament records the following sentences related to Jesus: '…and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.'
When we watch newly born kittens, we normally find one kitten vociferously aggressive who pushes the others away and grabs the milkier teat. Isn't it a proof of genetic connection? Can this event condition the other non-aggressive kittens to submission? What about the domestic quarrels? What about the submissiveness of the female in the face of a horrible man who is told that beating a woman is a godly sanction, while holding her baby in the arms and trembling? Now, the question remains: what nation is notoriously known as deceitful, liar, cowardice, non-patriotic and, above all, wife-beater?
Anyway, a seven-year-old girl, after being mutilated or circumcised, was and still is taken to a 50-year-old man as a wife of wives in consideration of a number of camels as purchase price. When she was 9 years of age, she was taken to her lawful husband's room. Although she was prepared to perform the required functions, such as cheerfully opening up, she was horrified at the sight of the grey-bearded man with a stiff stick protruding between his legs. Being circumcised she was naturally dry and unwilling to engage in any form of child play, let alone real play. Thank to the man's dripping saliva, hem?
Despite all warnings, as the painful penetration process began, the child screamed loud, but the 52-year-old man, slapped her in the face, reprimanding her: 'You half-man thing, defying the rules of my almighty deity? You, the wretched thing, are disrupting my lawful pleasure. Damned, this is tantamount to disobedience for which I can have you stoned to death. Understood?