Men have got to stop making it so easy for me to pick apart their bullshit arguments if they don’t want to look like a complete ignoramus. I like to think there’s a lot of things I still have to learn but matriarchy? How do you not know this? Or is this the only book you read about it, dude?
Reply to Thomas Fulton’s review of The Chalice and the Blade:
“It is possible that the problem with western society is not that it has a male image of divinity but that it has a one-sided, gender-specific image of divinity.”
Funny, because these are exact the same thing. The one-sidedness we are experiencing IS a male image of deity. In fact, it is a complete reversal where instead of acknowledging the creative, life-giving powers of females and their ability to give birth, these were attributed to males, and a male god instead, making the females submissive, and any goddesses demonized. Don’t know anything of this strain of thought besides the Bible? Check out the spermo-Gnostics and the creation stories where a male god created the world with his ejaculate alone.
Gotta love how people support patriarchy of “might makes right” and “what doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger” philosophies (idolization of masculinity and inability to admit vulnerability and weakness) and have no problem with a male god but when there’s talk about matriarchal/egalitarian societies suddenly “balance” is needed. Men imagine that women will treat men exactly like men have been treating women. Like those societies weren’t/aren’t egalitarian! Is this a situation where you read this one book on the subject and made such a conclusion? Please read up on matriarchal societies in the world, like the Trobriands, even described in Wilhelm Reich’s book The Function of the Orgasm. Look at what Russell Means had to say about matriarchy (available as a youtube video). There are still some matriarchal societies left to this day!