2010-03-06 20:25:52 UTC
Here's a list of actual writings from Hindu scriptures
In the Brhadarankyaka Upanishad scripture (advocating rape): Surely, a woman
who has changed her clothes at the end of her menstrual period is the most
auspicious of women. When she has changed her clothes at the end of her
menstrual period, therefore, one should approach that splendid woman and
invite her to have sex. Should she refuse to consent, he should bribe her.
If she still refuses, he should beat her with a stick or with his fists and
overpower her, saying: "I take away the splendor from you with my virility
and splendor (6.4.9, 21).
In Dharmasastra, which is a Hindu moral and legal text (all women are
whores): Good looks do not matter to them, nor do they care about youth; 'A
man!' they say, and enjoy sex with him, whether he is good-looking or ugly.
By running after men like whores, by their fickle minds, and by their
naturallack of affection these women are unfaithful to their husbands even
when they are zealously guarded here. Knowing that their very own nature is
like this, as it was born at the creation by the Lord of Creatures
(Prajapati), a man should make the utmost effort to guard them. The bed and
the seat, jewellery, lust, anger, crookedness, a malicious nature, and bad
conduct are what Manu assigned to women. There is no ritual with Vedic
verses for women; this is a firmly established point of law. For women, who
have no virile strength, and no Vedic verses, are falsehood; this is well
established. Manusmrti 9:14-18.
In Dharmasastra (women need to be kept under control) Men must make their
women dependent day and night, and keep under their own control those who
are attached to sensory objects. Her father guards her in childhood, her
husband guards her in youth, and her sons guard her in old age. A woman is
not fit for independence. -- Manusmrti 9:2-4.
In the Vedas:" Lord Indra himself has said, 'The mind of woman cannot be
disciplined; she has very little intelligence.' -- Rig Veda 8:33:17.
In the Purunas (Hindu Gods Rape Gautama's wife) formerly the gods lusted for
Gautama's wife and raped her, for their wits were destroyed by lust. Then
they were terrified and went to the sage Durvasas [an incarnation of Siva],
who said, 'I will remove all your defilements with the Satarudriya Mantra
[an ancient Saiva prayer].' Then he gave them ashes which they smeared upon
their bodies, and their sins were shaken off. -- Padma Purana 4:101:174-9.
In the Smriti (Lord Rama's mom has sex with a horse 'all night long' to
cleanse sins): The prescribed victims -- snakes, birds, the horse, and
aquatic animals -- were bound at the place of immolation; each was dedicated
to a specific divinity as is set forth in the ritual texts. The priests then
bound them all to the posts in the manner set forth in the ritual texts.
Three hundred beasts in addition to Dasaratha's jewel of a horse were bound
there to the sacrificial posts. Kausalya (Rama's mom) walked reverently all
around the horse and then with the greatest joy cut it with three knives.
Her mind unwavering in her desire for righteousness, Kausalya (Rama's mom)
passed one night with the horse. The priests -- the hotr, the adhvaryu, and
the udgatr -- saw to it that the second and the juniormost of the king's
wives, as well as his chief queen, were united with the horse. Then the
officiating priest, who was extremely adept and held his senses in check,
removed the fat of the horse and cooked it in the manner prescribed in the
ritual texts. At the proper time and in accordance with the ritual
prescriptions, the lord of men then sniffed the fragrance of the smoking
fat, thereby freeing himself from sin. Then, acting in unison, the sixteen
brahman officiating priests threw the limbs of the horse into the fire, in
accordance with the ritualinjunctions. In other sacrifices, the oblation is
offered upon branches of the plaksa tree, but in the Horse Sacrifice alone
the apportionment of the victim is made on a bed of reeds. The Horse
Sacrifice is known as the Three-Day Rite; for both the kalpasutra and the
brahmanas refer to the Horse Sacrifice as a rite lasting for three days. --
In the Smriti (method of turning women back to virgins):" A woman who has
been unchaste should worship Siva in his calm aspect, Siva who is Kama. Then
she should summon a Brahmin and give herself to him, thinking, and 'This is
Kama who has come for the sake of sexual pleasure.' And whatever the Brahmin
wishes, the sensuous woman should do. For thirteen months she should honor
in this way any Brahmin who comes to the house for the sake of sexual
pleasures, and there is no immorality in this for noble ladies or
prostitutes." -- Matsya Purana 70:40-60; cf. Mahabharata III:2:23.
Read Dealing with Hindu Heretics a ton of more controversial Hindu texts.