#SoCS April 20/19 – Ribs

Linda’s #SoCS prompt for this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rib.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “rib”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy!

I started thinking about this… and what came to mind was Adam and Eve.

So, apparently Eve, aka Woman, was created from one of Adam’s ribs… thereby making her a suitable helper for Man…

But if you dig deeper there are quotes in the bible that suggest that it was not just his rib, but possibly more than a bone, maybe a side of Adam, that was used to create Eve.

So, not a suitable helper as such but really an equal companion that would conmplete Man

Woman was created to be “beside” man, not beneath or above him. In salvation, man is no more “worthy” and woman is no less a citizen of God’s kingdom. “There is neither . . . male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus”


I like that thought. It has been in my mind since I wrote a flash yesterday about gender at birth, and the so called importance of a male baby within our Indian communities, and others out there.

Why? Why is that dangly genitalia so important?

It’s us women you need to actually create men nowadays. God isn’t doing his Garden of Eden magic nowadays.

Our Sikh first Guru, Guru Nanak says:

“We are born of woman, we are conceived in the womb of woman, we are engaged and married to woman. We make friendship with woman and the lineage continued because of woman. When one woman dies, we take another one, we are bound with the world through woman. Why should we talk ill of her, who gives birth to kings? The woman is born from woman; there is none without her. Only the One True Lord is without woman” 

Guru Nanak

Sure, a male was meant to continue the family name, ensuring that the bloodline carried forth for more generations, but doesn’t a daughters offspring do the same, bloodline wise, anyway?

Male or female, hair shorne or tied with ribbons, breasts or dangly bits, we are equal. We were made to be equal, whether Christian, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish… any religion.

Ain’t that the truth?

Boys and girls
Girls and boys
Essentially the same
Though given different toys

Male and female
Female and male
Yet still inequalities
A very old tale

Him and her
Her and him
Together complete
Not made on a whim

A partnership
On equal ground
As God intended
Though not what's found

Differences only
To strengthen and support
Not useless foetuses
That some choose to abort

Man and woman
Woman and man
We should stand together
That was God's plan

Ritu 2019

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Apr 21, 2019 @ 12:42:13

    Wonderful made, Sis! Michael 😉

    Liked by 1 person


  2. joey
    Apr 21, 2019 @ 01:22:05

    Well that’s just lovely! I agree. Equal compliments 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Erika Kind
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 22:20:54

    Wonderful thoughts, sis! We are breathing the same air, we have the same needs to keep our bodies alive. We need each other to survive. We play different roles, no matter what gender, but every one of us, each individual is important.

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  4. Nova
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 20:25:34

    This is beautiful!!
    I’m new to your blog but I wanted to include you in this fun.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. J-Dub
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 18:05:23

    I thought of Adam and Eve after I wrote my post. So glad your stream went that way. You’ve read my mind … agree 100%. What a nice way to express what many are thinking.

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Rupali S Banerjee
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 16:00:54

    Really awesome post. Liked every bit of it.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 14:03:59

    Some deep thoughts here, Ritu. A fantastic poem.

    Liked by 1 person


  8. The V Pub
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 12:42:27

    Not fair! I was expecting another kind of rib. 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Jennie
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 12:17:43

    This is really wonderful, Ritu. Thank you for an important and thoughtful post. Side by side, man and woman support each other. The two are really one.

    Liked by 1 person


  10. tidalscribe
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 11:56:45

    I have always wondered how any culture could have men looking down on women as they would not exist without us. I’m sure there exist and have been matriachal societies throughout history. BUT hey, guess who was thrilled to have a son first! I once read an amusing article by a woman who described triumphantly giving birth to a boy – thinking to herself, well if I can’t be a man, at least I’ve given birth to one!

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    • Ritu
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 12:04:44

      My mum said to me on the birth of my first child, a son, “it matters not, to us, what your child is, jystvtgst it is healthy and happy. But deep down I’m glad you had a boy, so no one can now put that pressure upon you to have a male child…” Sad but true.
      Still, my daughter arrived nearly 3 years later and was welcomed as she was the first girl born into a male dominsted family in 2 generations!

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  11. Dan Antion
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 11:25:41

    This is a very thoughtful, welcome and necessary post, Ritu. We are trivial, in so many ways when compared to God, yet we struggle to set ourselves ahead of others. We should simply embrace each other’s spirit and enjoy this life.

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  12. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 09:20:44

    Spot on Ritu.. the value of the person is not tied to their gender but by their actions and words… ♥♥

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  13. stevetanham
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 07:39:47

    Beautiful, Ritu 😎

    Liked by 1 person


  14. willowdot21
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 07:17:32

    This is absolutely brilliant Sis, especially for an SoCs. So much wisdom and I agree with every word.
    Funnily enough I went back to Adam and Eve but I did not expand the theme in any way shape or form as you did. Well done Sis 💜💜

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