Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her
A seminal work of the eco-feminist movement, connecting patriarchal society’s mistreatment of women with its disregard for the Earth’s ecological well-being
Woman and Nature draws from a vast and enthralling array of literary, scientific, and philosophical texts in order to explore the relationship between the denigration of women and the disregard for the Earth. In this singular work of love, passion, rage, and beauty, Susan Griffin ingeniously blends history, feminist philosophy, and environmental concerns, employing her acclaimed poetic sensibilities to question the mores of Western society.
Griffin touches upon subjects as diverse as witch hunts, strip mining, Freudian psychology, and the suppression of sexuality to decry a long-standing history of misogyny and environmental abuse. A sometimes aggravating, often inspiring, and always insightful literary collage, this remarkable volume offers sanity, poetry, intelligence, and illumination.
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It is decided that matter is transitory and illusory like the shadows on a wall cast
by firelight; that we dwell in a cave, in the cave of our flesh, which is also matter,
also illusory; it is decided that what is real is outside the cave, in a light brighter ...
It is decided that God is primordial light, shining in the darkness of first matter,
giving it substantial being. It is decided that geometrical optics holds the key to all
understanding. It is said that the waters of the firmament separate the corporeal ...
It is decided that Vital Heat is the source of all vital activity, that this heat
emanates from God to the male of the species, and that this vital heat informs the
form of the species with maleness, whereas the female is too cold to effect this
It is decided that that which cannot be measured and reduced to number is not
real. It is questioned whether or not motion is real. It is discovered that motion can
be measured by measuring the space through which movement moves and the ...
It is decided that He created Harmony and Beauty but that He has no ears, no
eyes. That He is not corporeal nor is He matter, but He is ultimate reality. That he
exists absolutely and infinitely. That he is dependent on no other being. That He ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BLUEBELL - LibraryThing
reading this is an experience in itself, not a passing of the time Read full review