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Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism by Mary Daly
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“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.”
Mary Daly, Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
“Originally, it was believed that witches possessed the power of glamour and according to the authors of the Malleus Maleficarum, witches by their glamour could cause the male 'member' to disappear. In modern usage, this meaning has almost disappeared into the background and the power of the term is masked and suffocated by such foreground images as those associated with glamour magazine.”
Mary Daly, Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
“The seduction of women - including feminists - into confusion by Dionysian boundary violation happens under a variety of circumstances. A comment element seems to be an invitation to "freedom". The feminine Dionysian male guru or therapist invites women to spiritual or sexual liberation, at the cost of loss of Self in male-dicated behavior. Male propagation of the idea that men, too are feminine - particularly through feminine behavior by males - distracts attention from the fact that femininity is a man-made construct, having essentially nothing to do with femaleness.”
Mary Daly, Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism