You become courageous by doing courageous acts...Courage is a habit.
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
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.
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.
Male religion entombs women in sepulchres of silence in order to chant its own eternal and dreary dirge to a past that never was.
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'.
God's plan' is often a front for men's plans and a cover for inadequacy, ignorance, and evil.
It's like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging.
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!
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.
Women 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.
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.
Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution.
The liberation of language is rooted in the liberation of ourselves.
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.
Few gynecologists recommend to their heterosexual patients the most foolpoof of solutions, namely, misterectomy.
Tokenism does not change stereotypes of social systems but works to preserve them, since it dulls the revolutionary impulse.
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.
Why indeed must 'God' be a noun? Why not a verb - the most active and dynamic of all.
It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God.
If God is male, then the male is God.
We will look upon the earth and her sister planets as being with us, not for us.
Goddess is the deep Source of creating integrity and the Self-affirming be-ing of women.
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.
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