Monday, September 14, 2015

Morality is constructed and constructed by men - Mary Daly

Mary Daly "suggested that morality is constructed and constructed by men. Women need to say 'no' to the 'morality of victimisation' and resist the role that men have created for them. Daly anticipated a 'female ethic' which was 'yet to be developed because women have yet to be free enough to think out our own experience'.

Daly suggested that what she calls the 'unholy trinity' of rape, genocide and war naturally exist in a world in which 'phallocentric power' is celebrated. The sense of male entitlement leads to men doing whatever they want to get what they like. Christianity has failed because Christianity has generally reinforced rather than opposed male superiority."

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