Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her
Women and nature is about memory and mutilation, female anger as power, female presence as transforming force. It embraces ritual and science, history and imagination, calling up the voices and body of our earth and restoring us to knowledge of her beauty and our own. In one of the infinite false polarities of patriarchy, both the exploiter-rapists and the sexist ecology movement have lumped women and nature together in a view negative for both of us.... Griffin has collected here the most apparently disparate materials ... into an extraordinary collage which, for all the research and hard intellectual work underlying it, becomes an intense physical experience.--Back cover.
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The word “ hysterical ” is taken from the word hyster , meaning womb , because it is observed that the womb is the seat of the emotions ( and women are more emotional than men ) . That crying is womanish , it is observed , and that ...
For instance , it is observed that teeth appear in situations where they do not bite , wings where they do not fly . ( That ducks use wings as paddles , penguins as fins , and the ostrich spreads its plumes like sails to the breeze . ) ...
And it is observed that woman is less evolved than man . Men and women differ as much , it is observed , as plants and animals do . And men and animals correspond just as women and plants correspond , for women develop more placidly ...
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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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LAND Her Changing Face
TIMBER What Was There for Them
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