Aug
30

Quintessence…Realizing the Archaic Future

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                          Quintessence…Realizing the Archaic Future.                   A Radical Elemental Feminist Manifesto            Mary Daly 1998            Chapter One                      The Fifth Spiral Galaxy: Expanding Here   Wild Women are Present to each other across Space and Time. For example, when we choose to hold an Intergalactic Congress on the other side of the moon, Hags of the millennia are Here Now. On a more mundane plane, we do this all the time. Especially when we deeply hear each other’s words, we magnetize / summon our Foresisters as well as our Present and Future Selves. This great Summoning Summons the “sum total” of our energy/Gynergy, * which ultimately amounts to participation in Be-ing. The sum of our powers manifests itself in a Wild Call echoing across the Etheric Realms, as each woman awakens to the words “I Am!” Wanderlusting Women are always on the move. Our Voyages Of Exorcism and Ecstasy comprise Moments of participation in Be-ing which carry Journeyers beyond imprisonment in fatherland. These Moments are Acts of Courage. Each Moment leads/leaps to another because it has consequences in the world which impel us to move onward. Of Exorcism and Ecstasy comprise Moments of participation in Be-ing which carry Journeyers beyond imprisonment in fatherland. These Moments are Acts of Courage. Each Moment leads/leaps to another because it has consequences in the world which impel us to move onward. The … [Read more...]

Jul
03

Mary Daly – CHINESE FOOTBINDING

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CHAPTER FOUR CHINESE FOOTBINDING: ON FOOTNOTING THE THREE INCH “LOTUS HOOKS”   The Chinese ritual of footbinding was a thousand –year-long horror show in which women were grotesquely crippled from very early childhood. As Andrea Dworkin so vividly demonstrates, the hideous three inch long “lotus hooks”*----which in reality were odiferous, useless stumps--- were the means by which the Chinese Patriarchs saw to it that their girls and women would not “run around”1 All off the components of the sado-ritual syndrome are illustrated in this atrocity. I First there was the familiar fixation on “purity” in contrast to their counterparts in such countries as India, Chinese males did not have to confine their wives and daughters in purdah in order to protect their “purity”, but saw to it instead that their prisoners were hopelessly crippled. The foot purification (mutilation) ensured that women would be brainwashed as well, since their immobility made them entirely dependant upon males for knowledge of the world outside their houses. Moreover, since torture and mutilation of a small girl was carried out by her mother and other close female relatives, the lesson of ”never trust a woman” was branded upon her soul, and emotional dependency upon the seemingly less involved males was guaranteed. She was not supposed to know that men were the real Master minds of her suffering. Thus her mind was purely possessed, and it became axiomatic that the possessor of tiny feet was … [Read more...]

Jun
16

Wickedary Definitions by Mary Daly

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Jun
13

Daly Posting from The Wickedary

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  PRELIMINARY WEB ONE The  Wickedary: Its History/Metamystery     The work of the Wickedary is a process of freeing words from the cages and prisons of patriarchal patterns. Under the rule of snools, words are beaten down, banalized, reduced to serving the sentences of father time. They are made into ladies –in-waiting , wasted and worn in the service of thought stopping grammar. Websters unwind the bindings of mummified/numbified words. This process involves Hearing/Speaking through Other Time/Space. It implies unwinding the clocks of fathered time, which is tidy time. The Timing of the Wickedary deliberately counters the death march of patriarchal deadtime. Webster Weave the Wickedary in the Thirteenth Hour. This Time is Moon-measured, Moon-wise, beyond the reach of man-measured doomsday clocks, * the tedious timers and ticking time bombs of clock-ocracy. It is the Time of Crone-logical innovation/creation. The Wickedary is a declaration that words and women have served the fathers’ sentences long enough. Websters ride the rhythms of Tidal Time, freeing words. Like birds uncaged, these Soundings rush and soar, seeking sister-vibrations. Wickedary words, when Heard, sound the signal that Tidal Time has begun.   The Archaic History of the Wickedary   In a Weird sense, these Wicked Weavings originated some immeasurable Time ago.1 Indeed the Wickedary’s own origins are Archaic. They are whenever/wherever women … [Read more...]

May
31

From a Fat Cranky Feminist

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May
31

“AMERICAN GYNECOLOGY” from Gyn/Ecology by Mary Daly

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    AMERICAN GYNECOLOGY GYNOCIDE BY THE HOLY GHOSTS OF MEDICINE AND THERAPY   (Excerpted from” Gyn/Ecology, The Metaethics Of Radical Feminism” by Mary Daly)   “I have shown in the earlier chapters of this passage how women in various cultures—which are merely multi-manifestations of the overall culture of androcracy--- Have often been lulled/lobotomized by the myths and habits of their particular social context. Drugged by the prevailing local dogmas and disabled physically, they have not always seen the intent behind the vicious circle of maiming and murder of mothers and daughters. In twentieth century America, women are lulled by the myths and rituals of gynecology and therapy, believing that “doctor knows best”. We have entered the Ice Age of Gynocidal Gynecology.   A BREIF CRONE-OLOGY Many feminist have noted the significance of the fact that the massacre of the wise women/healers during the witchcraze was followed by the rise of the man-midwives who eventually became dignified by the name “gynecologist” Gynecology was slow to rise. Man midwives of the 16th 17th 18th and 19th centuries were under fire from women mid-wives, such as Elizabeth Nihell, who described their instruments as “weapons of death”2 Nevertheless, the 19th century witnessed the erection of gynecology over women’s dead bodies.  By 1883 ---The year of the death of J.Marion Sims, the “father of gynecology”(known as the “architect of the … [Read more...]