All in the same blog? All three? At first, I thought, "oh my, that's a lot for one bog entry," but then I realized, "no, they all go together."
Consider the politics of sex: Men wanting to control the sex lives of their women have led to the burqa, dishonor killings, female genital mutilation, child marriage, and the sex industry. So many different politic beliefs: Free the women to keep us (inclusive) strong; Keep the women home to keep us (exclusive) strong; Cover up the women so we [aren't tempted and] can remain strong.
So much of politics boils down to sex.
Those differences in sexual management styles have led to countless deaths, whether through bloody, futile wars or just another prosaic domestic murder described on the evening news--she wanted to leave and he didn't want to let her. Want, want, want: My Want Is Bigger Than Yours, So I Win (and you die).
And religion--all those "Thou Shalt Not's." I like best the condensation of Judaism (by a Rabbi whose name I don't remember): he said, in effect, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you; all the rest is commentary." But that isn't enough for enough people, so we have all the "Thou Shalt Not's," all the different religions, each with its own twist. And so many of those believe that they are the ones who have divined the Divine intent, they are the ones who have it all figured out. People who seem so ordinary and kind can believe in their hearts that their loving God condemned to the fires of hell or the far reaches of uncrossable distance all who lived before Their Word, or who lived out of reach of Their Word, or who were for disability reasons unable to access Their Word. This group says all you need is faith and that works don't matter; this group says that works are what do it; this group says God figured out beforehand who would be saved (so are all our lives a farce?); this group says that only so many get in but they continue to proselytize, never mind that their rolls already contain more people than the allowable number.
And they all have their own divinely inspired version of sex. This way is good, this schedule is bad, this combination is blessed and that one is condemned.
Truly a Divine Comedy.