Friday, May 17, 2013

But it hasn't simply been stolen; it's been stolen and reversed




“I'm trying to name something that can only be recognized by women who are seizing back our power. But the words have been stolen from us—even though perhaps they were originally our words—they're our words, but they've been reversed and twisted and shrunken. I see myself as a pirate, plundering and smuggling back to women that which has been stolen from us. But it hasn't simply been stolen; it's been stolen and reversed. For example, the christian trinity is the triple goddess reversed. The trinity is aptly described as a closed triangle. It doesn't go anywhere. It's clonehood.” ~ Mary Daly (Interview with EnlightenNext magazine, Fall-Winter 1999)

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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