Tag Archives: patriarchy

From femicide to ecocide

We are where we are because the power of women has been systematically repressed for more than 4,000 years. “As regards the sexes,” explained Aristotle, “the male is by nature superior and the female inferior, the male ruler and the female subject.” As it was, so it is. Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.

Philo-Sophia

Tell a guy that his ontology includes an unexplored feminine aspect. Watch his eyes roll. Women know the look. It’s bad patrimony, is all. The mythopoetic traditions, including Christianity (see Proverbs 8), describe wisdom, Philo-Sophia, as a feminine faculty, as the sublimity of space.

Tough guy

Charismatic, gun-loving, alcoholic, competitive, ruthless, compartmentalized, sexually ambiguous—few expressed the zeitgeist of post-war America with more clarity than novelist Ernest Hemingway. When his powers waned, he sank into mind-hell and shot himself.