Friday, November 10, 2006

gather the women - part II

Things I learned this week:
Leonard Schlain in The Alphabet Versus the Goddess proposes that literacy brought an end to the Goddess, caused the decline of women's social and political status, and ushered in patriarchy and misogyny by reinforcing left-brain dominance, with linear thinking now valued over feelings and intuition, word valued over image, and hierarchy the natural order. [Urgent Message from Mother, Jean Shinoda Bolen, pg. 33]

Mark Driscoll is still being an idiot, unfortunately in his position, he's becoming a very dangerous idiot. Read more about his latest folly regarding the Haggard affair @

On the other extreme, I found the rapist checklist which is disturbing yet compelling @

In my city:
- 26% of the population lives at or below the poverty line
- a majority of families living below the poverty line are single female heads of household
- over 50% of the population living below the poverty line is under 18

I'm starting to see a pattern...

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