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Response to chervilant (Reply #88)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 09:06 PM

90. Gilligan didn't quite do it for me.

As far as separate spheres for various strategies - in the same way that Nancy Chodorow, iir her name correctly, didn't so it for me by postulating an alternative to Freud's readings... b/c, to me, Freud was so wrong and has been proven wrong on so many things, he's sort of irrelevant.

I don't think modes of behavior are gendered in communication as much as Gilligan seemed to. But, again, I read those a while back.

Anyway, so what the "Chalice and the Blade" view seems to come down to is the idea that the Abrahamic religions are the cause of social injustice toward females.

In abstract terms.

But their gods weren't separate from their social systems.

If you look at it from the perspective of reproductive success, the warring groups have had far more success.

but if you look at it from the perspective of humans as part of the earth's entire web of life, they're like weeds choking out other forms of life - and, eventually, life itself.

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