A book, titled "Who Cooked the Last Supper, The Women's History of the World." Author Rosalind Miles.
"Starting with women in pre-history, the author looks beyond the myth of 'Man the Hunter' to reveal women's central role in the survival and evolution of the human race. She follows their progress from the days when God was a woman through to the triumphs of the Amazons and Assyrian war queens: she looks at the rise of organised religion and the growing oppression of women: she charts the long slow struggle for women's rights culminating in the twentieth-century women's movements: and finally she presents a vision of women breaking free."
Would you read this book? Why or why not?
In what ways do you think our culture/society would be different today, if god were never thought to be male?
Answer by adnilm at 12:09 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by okmanders at 1:32 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Wise words, okmanders. I agree. It's not that our roles would have been much different in the "old days", but the significance of those roles may have been. If our roles would have been given the proper perspective, we would not have been regarded as property and have had to fight for the rights that should have been apparently ours from the beginning. Had the deities been gender-less, there would not have been such a hierarchy of roles.
Answer by jsbenkert at 1:39 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 1:05 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by -Eilish- at 2:07 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 11:02 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 12:05 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
I would read it, I find things like that interesting.
Answer by Crjs4 at 12:06 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 12:07 PM on Jun. 28, 2011