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  •  *wince* (1+ / 0-)
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    Tonstant Weader twowed up.

    •  There was one ghastly romance (2+ / 0-)
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      where the hero did one of those dominant rape themes--a la Dagny Taggart--and the heroine, a "fiery feminist archaeologist excavating at Knossos kept raving about breasted ewers proving iit was a matriarchy. At that point I kind understand the hero's desire to get her to STFU.

      Certainly there were MATRILINEAL societies, and soemone actually has found the origin of the Amazons/female warriors stories, and certainly some societies afforded women more opportunities than others ( Haroun al-Rashid's Baghdad had female physicians, imams and judges who, granted, only cared for women--but in Europe most women weren't even literate yet). Just because there's a Mother Goddess doesn't mean women have superiority, or equality.

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 02:46:37 PM PST

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