Sunday, January 01, 2006

Rebalancing

"The greatest flaw in patriarchal civilisation has been the over-emphasis on the masculine archetype (identified with spirit) and the devaluation of the feminine one (identified with nature). This has been reflected in the fact that the god-head has no feminine dimension, in the consistent neglect of feeling values and in the misogyny responsible for the repression and suffering of women. The history of the last 4000 years has been forged by men, determined by male perspectives and directed towards goals defined by men - principally the goals of conquest and control."

-Anne Baring
From her Essay Rebalancing the Masculine and the Feminine

1 comment:

firedawg said...

Indeed. I wonder if it is a coincidence that we are seeing more women leaders on the world political stage. Bout time.