Not my phrase…although I wish I had thought of it. This is from “radical” theologian Mary Daly‘s book: “Beyond God the Father.” She calls Eve: “patriarchy’s prostitute.” Just brilliant.
I am soooo digging this. I am reading it for my women and religion course and WHOAH, more of a mindf-k than Rudolf Otto’s “The Idea of the Holy”. From what I have gathered by reading the first few chapters, she is encouraging both men and women to de-construct religion and she makes a lot of crazy wonderful arguments. We should question our religious framework as this is our life and as Jews thankfully it is encouraged (I’m sure only to a point in more orthodox circles…?). As was asked of me on the first day of class, I will ask of you—-take a look at the two creation stories in Genesis. How are we as men and women initially represented and how does this kick-off our human experience?