Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her
In this famously provocative cornerstone of feminist literature, Susan Griffin explores the identification of women with the earth—both as sustenance for humanity and as victim of male rage. Starting from Plato's fateful division of the world into spirit and matter, her analysis of how patriarchal Western philosophy and religion have used language and science to bolster their power over both women and nature is brilliant and persuasive, coming alive in poetic prose.
Griffin draws on an astonishing range of sources—from timbering manuals to medical texts to Scripture and classical literature—in showing how destructive has been the impulse to disembody the human soul, and how the long separated might once more be rejoined. Poet Adrienne Rich calls Woman and Nature "perhaps the most extraordinary nonfiction work to have merged from the matrix of contemporary female consciousness—a fusion of patriarchal science, ecology, female history and feminism, written by a poet who has created a new form for her vision. ...The book has the impact of a great film or a fresco; yet it is intimately personal, touching to the quick of woman's experience."
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And it is decided that though the celestial substance is mutable, yet immutable
laws govern all mutability, and that the invariability of God's will can be deduced
from the perfection of His laws which rule the natural world. It is posited that the ...
That God made the laws of the universe and that there is nothing He cannot do.
That He created natural law but that He is above natural law and need not obey it
. Yet it is finally agreed that God does not speak to us. (God has no mouth.) ...
That the ovum transmits instinct, habits, intuition and laws of conduct. And that the
sperm is the means by which the newer variations of nature are implanted in the
conservative ovum. We are nature, we are told (That the male mind, just as the ...
It is realized now that the electromagnetic field is real and thus the truth of
mechanical law is called into question. ... (The scientists conclude that they are in
a system in which the mechanical laws of inertial systems are true, and that their
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bness2 - LibraryThing
I realize this is considered a classic in feminist literature, but it is not anything like what I was expecting and I found Griffin's stream of consciousness style to be very distracting. This is not ... Read full review
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reading this is an experience in itself, not a passing of the time Read full review