Mortification of the flesh is an act by which an individual or group seeks to mortify, or put to death, their sinful nature, as a part of the process of sanctification. In Christianity, common forms of mortification that are practiced to this day include fasting, abstinence, as well as pious kneeling. Also common among Christian religious orders in the past were the wearing of sackcloth, as well as flagellation in imitation of Jesus of Nazareth‘s suffering and death by crucifixion. Christian theology holds that the Holy Spirit helps believers in the “mortification of the sins of the flesh.” Although the term ‘mortification of the flesh’, which is derived from Romans 8:13 and Colossians 3:5 in the Bible, is primarily used in a Christian context, other cultures may have analogous concepts of self-denial; secular practices exist as well
Mortification of the flesh has always a staple of patriarchal religions and the newest iteration of this phenomenon is the gender ideology cult that was initiated by corporate doctors. They began by doing plastic surgeries on newborns with disorders of sexual development and by poisoning and mutilating self-hating gay men, but since in patriarchy it is women who bear the greatest burden of self-hatred and rejection of their own bodies, these eugenic ghouls have found a much more lucrative population in young women and girls, many of whom are survivors of sexual assault.
I really hate it when capitalist vampires frame their products as some kind of liberating virtue. And I want to ask all these girls and women how buying yourself a lifetime of dependence on the industrial drug chain improves the material conditions of women. When I was young and full of piss and vinegar and 12 kinds of rage about my permanent position on my knees sucking corporate dick, I went out and changed the fucking laws on child sexual abuse. I helped to start a childcare center at my university. I worked for battered women’s shelters and rape crisis centers. I didn’t chop off my tits and suck down poison so that I would appear to be my own oppressor. I didn’t volunteer myself for eugenic experiments on the human endocrine system. I didn’t trust my life and my health to a bunch of greedy, arrogant Frankenstein doctor wannabees. ~~Madam Nomad