Definition of MISOGYNY
: a hatred of women
— miso·gy·nic adjective
— mi·sog·y·nist noun or adjective
— mi·sog·y·nis·tic adjective
Origin of MISOGYNY
Greek misogynia, from misein to hate + gynē woman — more at queen
First Known Use: circa 1656 – Merriam-Websters.com
Many here have expressed dismay while attempting to divine David Miscavige’s “logic” in launching perhaps the largest footnuke in Scientology history by suing Debbie Cook.
Mike Rinder and I went through the same process the moment we first finished reading the lawsuit and motion for Temporary Injunction.
However, Rinder in his inimitable, deliberative style soon summed up what I believe to be a perfectly accurate estimation of Miscavige’s thought processes in one succinct sentence.
Mike read the following from Debbie’s 15 January email to the “church”:
“I put out a simple message to not support anything not covered in tech or policy by L Ron Hubbard and to go up the Bridge. How is that so horrible and despicable? Oh, I forgot, I dared to challenge DM. My OL (Opinion Leader) is L Ron Hubbard.”
Mike turned to me and said, “I know exactly what happened; Miscavige read this and said, ‘I AM GOING TO TEACH THAT BITCH A LESSON’.”
Mike was spot on because Mike understands that at bottom David Miscavige is the worst sort of misogynist.
When I joined the Sea Org in January 1978 one thing that impressed me about Ron Hubbard’s international organization was that it was way, way ahead of the times in terms of gender equality. Some of the most powerful figures in Scientology – all appointed by L Ron Hubbard himself – were women. Mary Sue Hubbard and Jane Kember on the Guardian’s Office side, and Dede Reisdorf Voegeding and Gale Reisdorf Irwin on the Sea Org side.
Well, the first order of business in Miscavige’s rise to power was the calculated, systematic destruction of all four of those women.
But, that was not the end of it.
Upon formation of Religious Technology Center, which was intended to carry out an international Qual function so as to guarantee the practice of Standard Technology in churches of Scientology, L Ron Hubbard appointed two more women to its highest positions, Inspector General – Annie Tidman Broeker; and D/Inspector General – Vicki Aznaran.
Both very competent women were ruthlessly taken down by Miscavige.
By the late eighties there were but four remaining high-profile, internationally recognized women executives heading major Scientology entities, Terri Gamboa at Author Services Inc (ASI, before it became a glorified sales con outfit), Janet Light at International Association of Scientologists (IAS), Bitty Blythe Miscavige as Commanding Officer CMO Int, and Debbie Cook at Flag Service Organization.
When Miscavige’s ordered criminal reg tactics of ASI were creating big external threats for the church, he blamed it all on Terri and blew her off.
Bitty rose to the position of Inspector General – chiefly on the merits of her years’ long projects to help upgrade Flag into a two million dollars a week income cash cow. Janet was left to get on with it as she turned IAS into an even more profitable outfit, albeit out-exchange and criminal, than Flag.
Bitty had her ups and downs and ups, but in the year 2000 she too was blown off by Miscavige’s misogynist behavior after having the temerity to challenge him.
Then in early 2007 Janet was imprisoned in the hole and broken after expressing disagreements with Miscavige’s increasing greed and criminality. Shortly after Miscavige sent his own wife, COB Assistant Shelly, to a gulag because she too began to question Miscavige’s sanity.
That left Debbie as the last powerful woman in Scientology standing. If you’ve been following since her New Years message this year, you know the misogynist behavior Miscavige visited upon her.
And when Debbie drew a line in the sand and told the dictator “make my day” he could not resist his own evil, misogynist impulses.
My guess is that if there were a support network like the Independent Movement in place back in the day none of these powerful women (all friends and trusted confidants of L Ron Hubbard) would have given up and left Scientology behind.
In my mind Debbie stands for all the great women of Scientology.
When Debbie told the SP “no!”, she represented every former great woman in Scientology that Miscavige blew off or destroyed.
When she prevails it will rehabilitate the power of female legends in the history of the Scientology movement.
It will restore complete gender equality in Scientology for the future.
It will quite possibly mark the end of Miscavige’s reign of terror; for the simple reason that I imagine he cannot live with the fact of being bested by a woman.
Note: While the above is only a brief overview, the details of the misogynist, sexist nature of Scientology Inc’s supreme leader and its effect in destroying Scientology Inc will be fully exposed in my upcoming book.