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Who Cooked the Last Supper? by Rosalind Miles
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Aug 23, 2010

it was ok
Read in April, 2010

[Incomplete:] So far, I have to say that while there's a lot of interesting information in this book, I find some of it untrustworthy-- I frequently find myself thinking, "but couldn't that data be interpreted this other way?" The fact that the author is decidedly biased in favor of women lends credence to the idea that the book is not entirely accurate; she presents women as the ONLY reason why humanity has evolved in this way. I remember one point where it occurred to me that the couple of cultures today that fully "fended off phallicism" are small, undeveloped, primitive-style cultures, that no culture that sustained female-worship or even egalitarianism has survived, prospered, and evolved technologically. I have a feeling that it won't come up.

But as I said, there is a lot of interesting information in the book, so I'm going to continue reading it, albeit with a grain of salt.
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05/02/2010 page 93
26.42% "SO BIASED!"

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Melissa S. I agree! It was very difficult for me to read this and enjoy it. It has very angry overtones. I felt the same about the accuracy issue. I think the author comes off very bitter and angry. I would love to know of any books about some of the information in this book that are more straight forward historical accounts. Believe me, the grain of salt attitude is the best one you can adopt to finish reading this thing!


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