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The Overflowing Inkwell is on page 15 of Founding Mothers: Eliza Pinckney is one cool lady. Love her story!
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The Mythmaker by Hyam Maccoby
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Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent
"Jesus was born of a virgin, raised the dead, turned water into wine, and was resurrected after his crucifixion. OK. BUT SAYING THAT HE HAD CHILDREN IS THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING IN THE WORLD!
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The Goddess in the Gospels by Margaret Starbird
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Well I really liked this one. I can understand why some may not find this their cup of tea, but I really did enjoy reading this: it was what I hoped for when I read Path of a Christian Witch just recently. I want to read every book in the Bibliograph ...more
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Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism by Thomas Inman
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Alternatively titled "How to See Dicks in Everything", I was intrigued by the author's insistence that all the typical symbols of Goddesses - in Europe, at any rate - trinity, eggs, snakes, etc., were all symbols of the male god. That the male god wa ...more
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“Some people ask: “Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?” Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general—but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women.”
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Betty Friedan
“The feminist revolution had to be fought because women quite simply were stopped at a state of evolution far short of their human capacity.”
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Caitlyn Siehl
“Do not fall in love with people like me.
I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth.
I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people.”
Caitlyn Siehl, Literary Sexts: A Collection of Short & Sexy Love Poems

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“We teach girls shame. “Close your legs. Cover yourself.” We make them feel as though being born female they’re already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up — and this is the worst thing we do to girls — they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an art form.”
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