Sunday, December 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

Only in the last five hundred to five thousand years -- depending on where we live in the world -- has godliness been withdrawn from nature, withdrawn from females, and withdrawn from particular races of men, all in order to allow the conquering of nature, females, and certain races of men.  Though patriarchal cultures and religions have made hierarchy seems inevitable, humans for 95 percent of history have been more likely to see the circle as our natural paradigm.  Indeed, millions still do, from traditional Native Americans here to original cultures around the world.

-- Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road, p. 204

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