I had explained that a woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan
You become courageous by doing courageous acts...Courage is a habit.
If God is male, then male is God. The divine patriarch castrates women as long as he is allowed to live on in the human imagination.
God's plan' is often a front for men's plans and a cover for inadequacy, ignorance, and evil.
The word ‘sin’ is derived from the Indo-European root ‘es-,’ meaning ‘to be.’ When I discovered this etymology, I intuitively understood that for a [person] trapped in patriarchy, which is the religion of the entire planet, ‘to be’ in the fullest sense is ‘to sin'.
If life is to survive on this planet, there must be a decontamination of the Earth. I think this will be accompanied by an evolutionary process that will result in a drastic reduction of the population of males.
I know that I will be punished just as much for being an itty-bitty feminist as for going the whole way. And so I go the whole way.
I urge you to sin. But not against these itty-bitty religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism-or their secular derivatives, Marxism, Maoism, Freudianism and Jungianism-whic h are all derivatives of the big religion of patriarchy. Sin against the infrastructure itself!
Male religion entombs women in sepulchres of silence in order to chant its own eternal and dreary dirge to a past that never was.
Every woman who has come to consciousness can recall an almost endless series of oppressive, violating, insulting, assaulting acts against her Self. Every woman is battered by such assaults - is on a psychic level, a battered woman.
It's like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging.
one hundred percent of the bishops who oppose the repeal of anti-abortion laws are men and one hundred percent of the people who have abortions are women.
Few gynecologists recommend to their heterosexual patients the most foolpoof of solutions, namely, misterectomy.
[W]omen under phallocratic rule are confined to the role of vessels/carriers, directed and controlled by men. Since that role is the basic base reversal of the very be-ing of Voyaging/Spiraling women, when we direct our own Crafts/Vessels we become reversers of that deadly reversal.
Why indeed must 'God' be a noun? Why not a verb - the most active and dynamic of all.
Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution.
Tokenism does not change stereotypes of social systems but works to preserve them, since it dulls the revolutionary impulse.
If God is male, then the male is God.
There are and will be those who think I have gone overboard. Let them rest assured that this assessment is correct, probably beyond their wildest imagination, and that I will continue to do so.
We will look upon the earth and her sister planets as being with us, not for us.
What the women do is become caretakers for the men. In those circumstances, I decided, and many others have, that there's a reality called women's space. There has to be a separate space for women.
It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.
Women have had the power of naming stolen from us. We have not been free to use our own power to name ourselves, the world, or God.
The liberation of language is rooted in the liberation of ourselves.
cut off from the intuitive knowledge of ontological reason, technical knowledge is directionless and ultimately meaningless. When it dominates, life is deprived of an experience of depth, and it tends toward despair.
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