Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, or Spirituality? by Mary Ann Beavis



Goddess is the feminine form of the English word God. If, as many monotheists are happy to concede, God has a “feminine side”, then why the discomfort with calling Her Goddess? Doesn’t God/dess include God? [ ] To elaborate slightly, to acknowledge Goddess is to accept the divinity and power of the female, which is extremely threatening to the assumption of male privilege as enshrined in patriarchal religious traditions.

Mary Ann Beavis,

Canada


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This is an ongoing collective writing project, initiated by Magoism: The Way of S/He and Mother Tree Sanctuary in response to the question, "Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, or Spirituality?" We will feature different women's answers here and on the Magoism blog in the months to come as part of this project.

Contributions are welcome.  Please email magoism@gmail.com or join the discussion on the Magoism group on Facebook.

Originally posted on http://magoism.net/2014/10/24/special-post-6-why-goddess-feminism-activism-or-spirituality-a-collective-writing/

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