Saturday, May 11, 2013

the role of witch and madwoman




“The beginning of liberation comes when women refuse to be "good" and/or "healthy" by prevailing standards. To be female is to be deviant by definition in the prevailing culture. To be female and defiant is to be intolerably deviant. This means going beyond the imposed definitions of "bad woman" and "good woman," beyond the categories of prostitute and wife. This is equivalent to assuming the role of witch and madwoman.”

~Mary Daly, Beyond God the Father

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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